New chapter for adults with learning disabilities

New chapter for adults with learning disabilities

New chapter for adults with learning disabilities

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Adults with learning difficulties have started the next chapter of their lives by moving into a supported living home.

Yonatan Lev, Simcha Ballon, Bezy Gluck and Moishe Goldblatt, left Hanna Schwalbe Home in Leeside Crescent, Golders Green, for their new home in nearby Montpelier Rise.

They are supported by Kisharon and their move is thanks to the Jewish charity’s new 25-year agreement with JCHA (Jewish Housing Community Association).

Hadassa Kessler, Kisharon’s supported living development manager, said: “Today is an important step forward in the lives of the people we support and their families too.

“This is something that we have been speaking about for a long time as parents need to be able to relax knowing their children will be well-supported throughout their lives.”

The men, all in their 30s and 40s, were all excited to find their rooms, unpack and take stock of their surroundings including the garden and communal areas.

Kisharon will manage the lettings and provide an on-site staff time while JCHA will maintain the building.

Sara Clarke, chief executive of JCHA, said: “It is exciting to be able to work with Kisharon on this much-needed project as there is an unmet demand for supporting living for adults with learning disabilities living in north and north-west London.”

Hanna Schwalbe home will be transformed into supported living flats to provide more opportunities for people with complex learning needs in the area.

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