I was absolutely delighted to be invited to open Mersey Gardens last week, a new supported housing project in Tranmere. The £3.5 million, 20 room development will allow people with physical and mental disabilities to live more independently.
Speaking to the Wirral Globe, I said:
“I am delighted to welcome tenants and their families drawn from our local community to this new development. I strongly believe that vulnerable people should be given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in sheltered accommodation where possible.
This is a remarkable new addition to our local community and Mersey Gardens has all the ingredients needed for a happy and independent living experience for local people with disabilities, with support in place should they need it. It is a beacon in the sector.
More investment is needed in social care and I will be fighting this Government every step of the way to invest more in social housing and care for people with disabilities.
Social care is a sector in crisis, and I believe we need to hold this Government to account.
This development by HBV is providing support where it is needed. It provides exactly the sort of dignity and respect that people with learning or physical disabilities deserve.”