This Housing LIN case study (no. 151) describes an innovative supported housing scheme that was recently delivered by Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council.
St Edburg’s Path in Bicester and Nickling Place in Banbury offer 12 purposefully designed apartments for adults with learning disabilities and autism.
The homes had been entirely planned to meet the specific needs of adults with autism. All units are self-contained with private rear gardens and look out onto secure communal courtyards that have been designed to offer sensory areas for both play and relaxation.
This case study describes the planning, commissioning, and design of the homes, and will be of interest to anyone working with adults with learning disabilities and autism.