The Two Bridges development is a new 11-unit 24-hour supported accommodation, designed for residents with learning disabilities and/or autism.
Published: Thursday, 11th August 2022
The Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, officially opened the Two Bridges housing development in Feltham yesterday, 10 August 2022. The Two Bridges development is a new 11-unit 24-hour supported accommodation, designed for residents with learning disabilities and/or autism. It aims to provide housing to residents, close to their families and networks of support.
Leo Maloney, Two Bridges resident, said:
“Before this, my life was not great and I did not feel like my future mattered. Since moving in here, I have met a lot of new people and had opportunities to change my life for the better.
“I made a lot of self-destructive decisions in the past. Now, my habits have changed and my mental state is better. It has been a life-changing moment for me and for the first time in my life I believe I actually have a future to look forward to.”
Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“I am very pleased to be at the official opening of Two Bridges Housing Development, the bright sunshine is reflective of this day. It has been wonderful meeting some of the residents today and seeing how well they have settled in.
“As part of our ambitions for Hounslow, we want to ensure people with learning disabilities or autism have the right support and access to our services while leading rewarding and fulfilling lives in a place they can call home.
“As a Council, we are achieving more through working in partnership and collaborating with our local communities and partners. I would like to thank our partners as well as our residents and their carers who have all come together to help make this project possible.”
Dimensions, a not-for-profit organisation supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism, will provide 24-hour support to the residents which will include a management team and senior behavioural practitioners with care provided tailored to the individual’s need.
Jocelyn Alderson, Regional Managing Director from Dimensions, said:
“We are proud to be part of this project with Hounslow Council and to be able to support more people to have better lives at Two Bridges. Through our specialist support we look forward to empowering them to become more independent, be healthy, safe and reach their full potential, leading fulfilling lives in and as part of their community.”
The project has been in partnership with Dimensions, Octavia Housing and Hounslow and Richmond Community Health Trust.