Creating purpose-built supported housing

Our development team at Pelham are working in partnership with Norton Housing and Support and Modus Partnerships to bring 15 one-bed self-contained supported housing apartments, for adults with mental health needs, to Blaby in Leicestershire.

This unique development has been supported and partially grant funded by Blaby District Council and Homes England.

The apartments will be let at social rent and owned and managed by Norton Housing and Support. The Leicestershire-based charity and registered housing association supports adults with mental health needs and women at risk of homelessness.

The site, off Grove Road in Blaby is Norton Housing and Support’s first purpose-built development scheme. Pelham are working with them as development agents to support this small housing association bring their home-building ambitions to life.

The new self-contained homes will offer residents an enhanced housing management support service, to enable independent living for people in need.

Fran Cropper, Development and New Business Manager at Pelham said: “We are delighted to be working with our partner Norton Housing and Support as a member of the Blue Skies Consortium to deliver bespoke mental health housing to Blaby. We recognise the difficulty of delivering technically demanding schemes such as this, and make it our mission to deliver homes on time, within budget and to the highest standards. We’d like to extend our gratitude to Blaby District Council and Homes England for their unwavering support for this vitally important scheme.”

Modus Partnerships have worked with Leicestershire-based IMA Architects in designing the two modern, two-storey blocks that will blend into the local environment and respect neighbouring properties.

The development is expected to be completed in spring 2024.

Homes built for purpose

As a large provider of adult social care we understand the importance of purpose-built homes.

High quality, supported housing creates life-changing outcomes for the people it supports. Creating bespoke spaces helps them on this journey, and supports the provider to deliver the support their customers need.

This project for Norton Housing and Support contributes to our long-term vision to supply new supported housing in energy efficient homes that support psychological wellbeing.

You can read more about out plans in our Care and Support Strategy 2023-2028.