Private and Voluntary Sector Unite in Unique Housing Partnership
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
on behalf of Orchard & Shipman
Up to 16 supported accommodation homes in the Scottish Borders are to become available for people with learning disabilities and those with mental health problems to support independent living.
As reported in the Border Telegraph, the support will be offered through a unique partnership between national property group, Orchard & Shipman and charitable organisation Carr Gomm in conjunction with their recently acquired 5 year contract with the Scottish Borders council.
George Lang, Policy and Development Support Manager at Carr Gomm, said: “Central to Carr Gomm’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by giving them the opportunity to lead an independent life in their own homes where they will be most comfortable.
“Despite the Scottish economy moving out of the recession we are still faced with challenges and therefore need to adapt by taking a different more innovative approach to provide housing support to vulnerable people.
“Our partnership with Orchard + Shipman is very unique as the voluntary and private sectors aren’t commonly associated. It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to work with a housing partner in such a distinct way in order to change people’s lives for the better.”