South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR) and Teignbridge District Council are celebrating the opening of a housing development which provides much-needed accommodation for people with learning disabilities.
Set in the Dartmoor National Park area and close to the historic Buckfast Abbey, Braemar Apartments and Merryfield Barns is a development of six apartments and four cottages which provides independent living for people with learning disabilities leaving residential care or other shared accommodation.
The project was supported by capital funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and Teignbridge District Council which contributed £20,000.
SDR is a small community based organisation, providing housing and other related services to communities. It has worked closely with Camphill Devon, a locally based charity, to enable adults with a learning disability to have the opportunity of living independently for the first time.
(from a press release)