Contour opens Macclesfield care homes

Michael Hunt

A new accommodation block providing long term residential care for adults with learning disabilities has opened in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

The development from Contour Housing Group, the registered social landlord with 20,000 properties under its control across 27 local authorities, is the first of two new apartment blocks for registered charity The Rossendale Trust.

Contour Housing Group secured £1.4m in grant funding from the Housing Corporation, now known as the Homes & Communities Agency, to develop the £2.4m scheme.

Mike Creamer, chief executive of Contour Housing Group, said: "We have worked closely with residents to deliver future proof housing that will better suit their needs and considerably enhance their current accommodation and it was lovely to meet the tenants who are clearly very proud of their new home."

The Rossendale Trust was established in 1975 and has six developments located in various parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire providing long term residential care for adults with learning disabilities.

Contour said the current accommodation at Rossendale Hall in Macclesfield is for 28 people and no longer meets national standards or the needs of residents wanting more of an independent life.

Rowlinson Construction is responsible for the new build and architect for the project is Michael Hyde and Associates.

The completed scheme will provide supported living accommodation grouped in eight four bedroom self contained apartments. The second phase of the project is already under construction.

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