Investment work to transform supported housing scheme well underway

Investment work to transform a supported housing scheme for homeless families in Middlesbrough is well underway.

Penrith Road Progress

9 Apr 2019

The work, which began in January, is being carried out by Thirteen’s design and delivery team, in partnership with Esh Property Services.

The £600,000 plans at Penrith Road in Middlesbrough includes the flats receiving new kitchens and bathrooms, flooring and decoration. The communal areas are being fully refurbished, new windows and doors fitted throughout, flooring, an electrical re-wire and fire system upgrade.

The service, which has been provided for 25 years, offers accommodation for young people and families at what can be a very difficult time in their lives.

Project co-ordinator Keri Devine (pictured) said: “Before the project started, we worked closely with all of the staff members and residents. We’re starting to see a real difference and good progress is being made.”

Penrith Road provides offers 12 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom flats with access to a communal area, laundry facilities and outside play area. A crash pad is also available for homeless 16-17 year olds for a maximum stay of four weeks.

Staff members are available 24 hours per day. The service provided helps residents to move on to full independence, giving them the skills to successfully manage their future permanent tenancy.