Cabinet Member visits our newest scheme

Published: 23 Jul 2015

David Fox and Councillor Philip Corthorne

David Fox and Councillor Philip Corthorne

Councillor Philip Corthorne, Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Housing at Hillingdon Council, made a special visit to Ability Housing Association’s new supported living development at Sessile Court in Hayes on Wednesday 8 July.

The councillor was invited to meet staff and residents at the scheme, which provides 14 self-contained flats for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

Sessile Court opened in April and has been designed to give residents a safe and comfortable environment, where they can live as independently as possible. Residents benefit from round-the-clock support from Ability’s Care & Support staff.

During the visit, David Fox, who is Assistant Director of Ability Care & Support, introduced the Councillor to his team and took him on the tour of Ability’s share of the building. Cllr Corthorne also visited a resident at home to view his attractive one-bedroom flat and find out more about living at the scheme.


Cllr Corthorne said: “Supported living schemes give residents with complex needs the opportunity to lead more independent lives and be part of their local community. They are an important and welcome addition to the borough. I was impressed by the facilities at Sessile Court and it is clear that vulnerable people appreciate living in safe and supportive homes such as this.”

David Fox said: “This exceptional supported living development is the result of very effective partnership working between Ability, the London Borough of Hillingdon and our housing partners, Thames Valley Housing. Together, we will transform the lives of the people living here.”

Photo caption:  Councillor Philip Corthorne (right) and David Fox, Assistant Director of Ability Care & Support, during their visit to Sessile Court.

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