Broadland Housing are delighted to enter into a new partnership with West Norfolk Housing to manage their newly completed flats.
Seven flats have been created for couples and families, two of which have full disabled access, after converting old unused office space on Broad Street. The Broad Street scheme will be managed by Broadland Housing Association which operates similar schemes in King’s Lynn and across the county.
Council leader Brian Long said: “In our work to prevent homelessness we know that appropriate temporary accommodation can make all the difference to people at a difficult time of their lives. Schemes like Broad Street will help us avoid using bed and breakfast, and other less than suitable alternatives out of the area. It is important that people can avoid too much disruption to family life while they get themselves back on track.”
The council has set up the West Norfolk Housing Co (WNHC) to invest in schemes such as Broad Street. WNHC is a registered provider of social housing and as such can benefit from capital grants from central government for the benefit of the local community.
Chair of WNHC Ray Johnson said: “I am pleased to see former underused office accommodation transformed into great quality accommodation for such a positive use. I am looking forward to delivering more accommodation in my role in the months and years to come.”
Catherine Little, executive housing director at Broadland Housing, said: “Broadland has a strong commitment to tackling homelessness and working with our local authority partners is central to this”.
Anyone needing advice on homelessness should contact the council’s housing team on 01553 616200.