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A PIONEERING housing project in St Helens is nearing completion.

Councillors and officers from St Helens Council called in to see the finishing touches being applied to Sorogold Close in Parr.

The project provides a new type of housing - specifically for people living with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.

It consists of 27 two-bedroomed bungalows, built to the highest standards, backed by flexible care and support services and offering stimulation, companionship and security for the residents who will eventually live there.

Councillor Joe Pearson, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “This development is an exceptional example of partnership working.”

The council has worked closely with leading health and social care property company Ashley House and social housing provider Inclusion Housing to bring the project to fruition.

“All three partners have worked together over the last three years,” added Councillor Pearson, “with a clear, shared vision and relationships built on mutual trust, support and problem-solving.”

As well as seeing many of the completed bungalows, members and directors also took the opportunity to visit some of the tenants who have already moved into Sorogold Close.

A formal opening of the scheme will take place later this year once all the units are occupied.