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MyPlace is coming to Birmingham

The first MyPlace scheme is on course to open its doors to new customers in September 2015. The scheme has 14 self-contained one-bedroom apartments which have been specifically designed to provide a safe and secure long-term home for people living with a disability.

Millward Place in Kings Norton, Birmingham will provide a home for people experiencing sight loss and sensory impairments and for those living with other disabilities. The apartments have been specifically designed to give people with long-term needs the chance to take control of their life, live independently and to make the most of any opportunities that may be available to them.

Not only will people living at the scheme have their own apartment which includes a wet room, there will also be a community hub with a lounge, meeting room and kitchen providing a social area for customers, their friends and family to enjoy.

This community area will also be used for training, employment advice and various activities for both customers and the wider community. Access to these activities will help people living at the scheme identify and achieve their aspirations, build new relationships and reduce ongoing dependency on other services.

Onsite care and support will be provided by Focus Birmingham, with housing advice available from a Bromford housing enabler to ensure that everyone living at the scheme understands and gets the most out of their tenancy.

A number of the new homes have already been snapped up but if you know someone who may like to live in one of these apartments please call Catherine Ashley, MyPlace manager  on 07841 800331 or apply via the Focus Birmingham website.

For more information about MyPlace, why not take a look at the brochure.

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