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Ability Housing Association - Annual Report 2015












          Sessile Court                     New contract in Ruislip            Renewed contract
                                                                               in West Sussex
          Our new development in Hayes, opened  In May, we won a five-year contract with
          its doors to residents in April 2015.   the London Borough of Hillingdon, so that  Our three-year contract with West Sussex
                                            we now provide 24/7 care and support to  County Council has been extended.
          The site, which we developed in partnership  customers living at our purpose-built block
          with Thames Valley Housing and Hillingdon  of self-contained flats in Hayes.   Under the contract, we have been providing
          Council, provides 24 affordable homes in                             floating support since January 2013 to
          two self-contained blocks.        We have set a very high standard at   around 35 customers. Nine of these
                                            Ruislip, proving it is possible to give   customers also live in Ability housing.
          Our part of the development has self-  customers with high needs much more
          contained supported housing flats for   independence, by assisting them to live in
          14 Hillingdon residents. We provide the  supported housing.          yourAbility success
          round-the-clock care and support they                                Our yourAbility support service, which
          need, after winning the contract from                                offers a flexible support service to
          the Council.                      Waterlooville services             customers who hold a personal budget
                                            Ability Care & Support began providing  or pay for their own support, is proving
          Sessile Court was officially opened on   services to a new group of adults with  to be a popular and growing service. We
          17 September 2015.                learning difficulties from 30 March 2015 –  are attracting customers from a wider
                                            after successfully winning the contract  area and currently providing the service
                                            last autumn.                       to 87 people.
          Elva Court
          We opened Elva Court in Bexhill-on-Sea,  Under the contract, we provide 800 hours  In Reading, we are now recognised as a
          in September 2015. Elva Court provides   of care and support every week to   ‘gold standard’ provider – and our service
          a further 14 supported housing flats.  customers in Waterlooville.   there has grown by 29%.

          We developed Elva Court in partnership
          with East Sussex County Council and  CQC inspections
          Rother District Council. Construction at  Our personal care services for people living
          this challenging site, which lies between  in their own homes were all rated by the
          existing properties, was carried out by  Care Quality Commission (CQC) as fully
          Providence Building Services.     compliant or good.


          Elva Court residents benefit from   Fiddlers Green, our care home in Kingston,
          24-hour support, enabling them to live   was awarded ‘good’ in every category when
          independently before they make the  the CQC’s inspection report came out in
          move to general needs housing.    March 2015. The inspectors were impressed
                                            with the way the service is managed and
                                            with the way we treat our customers.

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