Tuesday 21st August 2018
Work has now commenced on a new independent living facility located on Stanley Street, on the site of the former Excelsior Club. On Tuesday 21st August, Foresight held their ground breaking ceremony, where East Marsh Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Terry Walker, did the honour of breaking the ground, a significant moment in the progress of this exciting development.
The accommodation will provide a unique independent living opportunity for vulnerable people with either physical, emotional or learning disabilities, as well as communal areas and office space for support staff. The 3 storey building will house 29 single bedroom apartments which will be designed to give residents the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The project has been financed with a £1.2million loan provided by Charity Bank, the ethical bank that supports charities and social enterprises.
Following the success of Foresight’s current independent living facility, Anne Askew House, Stallingbourough, Foresight identified a need within North East Lincolnshire to provide a similar facility. The organisation is committed to improving the lives of disabled people and this is the reason behind this development.
Paul Silvester, Chief Officer of Foresight, said “This is an extremely proud moment after 2 years of hard work. Once completed, this will be an exceptional facility, which will improve the life styles of local disabled people”.
Building work has now commenced, which is scheduled to be completed in 15 months. The development is expected to be opened officially in late 2019.
Foresight would like to say a special thank you to Thompson & Richardson Insurance Brokers, for their assistance in making the project possible.
Friday 3rd November 2017
Tuesday 12th April 2016
We are pleased to announce that Lynne Smith, our Older Persons Coordinator has won the Supporting Local Communities award through the North East Lincolnshire Council Health and Social Care Awards 2016. Lynne was one of 166 nominees and we are very proud of her achievement.
Lynne works for Foresight and manages a time banking service for older people - this includes running luncheon clubs, tai chi, dancercise, bingo and many more activities. These activities bring older people together, supporting them to make friendships which are independent of the sessions. Lynne also runs a befriending service and manages Scartho library. Through this, she has set up activities to support the local community, i.e. foot healthcare service, mosaic and knit and natter sessions, and a local history project.