Housing Initiatives properties are mainly in the Sefton area and the first houses were opened in Stanley Road, Bootle. The first tenant took up residence in December 2001. The young man was local to the area but had previously been placed in a care home, in another local authority, and had never had the opportunity to live in a home of his own. Now, with the support of his carers, he is able to maintain his own tenancy.
September 2004 saw the opening of St Edmonds Road. This large Victorian House was converted into six self-contained studio flats, with one of the flats used by sleep-over staff. The basement is used as a utility area with communal laundry facilities for use by the tenants. This has proved to be a very successful project visited by housing students as a model of good practice.
Tarbrock Court, in Netherton, is home to five tenants, with full care and support from Alternative Futures through Sefton Social Services.
Hougoumont Grove, in Waterloo, was opened in October 2010 to house four tenants with learning disabiltiies.
Our latest development in Dovecot, Liverpool, was opened in February 2011. This project was developed with Liverpool Social Services and Berrybridge Housing. There are eight self-contained flats with communal facilities and staff accommodation for 24 hour support.
We have been awarded certificates for all of our Sefton based properties certifying that we are accredited landlords in Sefton Councils' Property Accreditation Scheme.