Transforming Care: Mayman Lane
We’ve been awarded a NHS Transforming Care grant of £1.8 million to build Mayman Lane in Batley, Yorkshire, a scheme for six adults with very complex challenging behaviours.
Since we built our first scheme in 2013 (Holly Lodge in Kent) for people with complex challenging behaviours, we’ve had a lot of interest to build similar properties. We have been attending conferences as guest speakers and have given guidance to a number of local authorities who are considering similar projects.
We’re building Mayman Lane in Batley, Yorkshire. Six people have already been identified and will be coming out of hospital to live in the scheme. Some have lived in hospital for many years, which could have been prevented had there been more schemes like this.
The development will include six bungalows, a staff office, sleepover room and training facilities. Like Holly Lodge, it will be a state-of-the-art development, that will not only feel homely for the residents, but will also be safer for staff and residents. The scheme will include features such as curved (and removable) internal walls, soft impact finishes to floors and walls, underfloor heating and assistive technologies.
We know it works
Holly Lodge has not only helped people to move out of hospital and saved money for the local authority, it has also made a huge improvement to the quality of life of individuals living there. Everyone has their own front and back door and for some people it’s the first time in their lives that they don’t have to share with anyone else.