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Lambeth wins cash for new supported housing

The Lambeth Learning Disability Partnership Board has been awarded a capital grant of £200,000 by the Department of Health.

The grant followed a successful bid for funding and is one of only ten schemes in the country to get funding from the Department of Health.

The partnership consists of Lambeth Social Services and Housing departments, Lambeth Primary Care Trust, Golden Lane housing and service users and carers.

The money will enable the partnership to buy and adapt a building to provide a new supported housing project in the borough for people with learning disabilities living with older carers. The scheme will be designed and tailored to meet individual needs.

“The Lambeth Learning Disability Partnership Board is a success story of which all can be proud, “ said Robert Nicholls, Joint Service Manager Adult Learning Disabilities Team. “This level of success is reflected in the fact that the Lambeth bid was one of a handful nationally to satisfy the Department of Health that it could make the grade.”

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