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More supported housing for Peterborough

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) and Peterborough City Council (PCC) are increasing the amount of supported housing for people with learning disabilities in Peterborough. 

CKH will provide the homes, with resident care and support commissioned by PCC’s Adult Social Care team. The aim is to enable people to live independently in the community while receiving the expert care and support they need. Homes are often adapted to include specialist equipment, a sensory room, communal facilities and accommodation for live-in carers. 

CKH’s Chief Executive Claire Higgins said: “This is a fantastic example of what we can achieve when we work together to improve peoples’ lives. This additional supported housing will help people stay living in their home city, close to their family, friends and support networks. Sadly, people who need support often have to move away to get it, and so to be able to increase the specialist housing available in Peterborough is great news.” 

Fiona Davies, Head of Service for Learning Disabilities and Mental Health across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, said: "We are grateful to Cross Keys Homes for their commitment to work with us to increase the supply of housing for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. 

"We have seen an increase in demand for properties of this type, in part due to more young people coming to us for support and also because there is a shortage of affordable homes to rent in the city."