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Merlin confirms decision to end sheltered housing at Newleaze House

Posted on Friday 29th June 2012 at 9:15 pm by SH (Editor)

Newleaze House, Roycroft Road, Filton, Bristol.

The board of Merlin Housing Society has confirmed that Filton’s Newleaze House sheltered housing scheme is to close, allowing the property to undergo a “change of use”.

The decision confirms a recommendation made to the board following a review of all 50 of the group’s supported housing schemes in South Gloucestershire, carried out by Ark Housing Consultancy.

Newleaze House was one of ten schemes identified by the consultants as needing “considerable investment to remain as supported housing schemes in the medium to long term”.

The decision comes after many rounds of meetings and informal and formal consultation with residents, local Councillors and MPs.

Sally Wilcox, Head of Supported Housing for Merlin, said:

“We wanted to engage residents and show that we were listening to them throughout this process.”

“We’ve written to residents this week to tell them the outcome and invite them to a meeting to explain the next steps and give them a very rough timescale for when those steps will happen.”

The meeting at Newleaze House will take place between 10am and 11am on Friday 6th July.

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