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New home gives family 'fresh lease of life'

A family has moved into a new and specially adapted home after waiting patiently for many years to find a suitable property.

New specially-adapted home in Ringmer

New specially-adapted home in Ringmer
The husband and grown-up son and daughter all have multiple and highly complex disabilities, so much due to the layout of their home, the father and son hadn't been able to see each other for a number of years, even though they lived in the same house.

Lewes District Council stepped in with partners to build the family a new home in Ringmer that includes all the necessary adaptations to allow the husband, wife and their two children to lead a full life together.

A specialist occupational therapy team has helped design the new home - ramps, hoists and a room for a 24-hour carer are amongst the many bespoke features being incorporated into the property.

Councillor Mark Slater, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "I am delighted this family can now enjoy a fresh lease of life in this specially adapted, new home and wish them much happiness there. I am proud of the role the council has played, working with partners, in making their housing dream a reality."

In addition to funding from Lewes District Council and Homes England, a disabilities facilities grant of £180,000 was secured for the project.

Published on March 22, 2024.

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