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Top supported living developer partners with leading autism charity

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The UK’s leading developer of specialist supported living developments, HBV, has formed a new partnership with the Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area (ASGMA) aimed at enhancing its developments of new build properties for people living with autism.

HBV develops specialist supported living apartments for people with a range of complex disabilities including autism. So far it has delivered more than 600 apartments across the country for disabled adults and is on target to deliver 400 more by the end of 2019. The company is a trusted partner to adult social care commissioners and housing officers at local authorities across the UK.

ASGMA is the charity which provides parents and carers with support and information for people with autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger Syndrome and other conditions.

HBV and its development delivery partners including Morgan Sindall Investments Limited (MSIL), architects Calderpeel, Clancy Consulting, Zerum and Stone hosted a variety of workshops, meetings and focus groups with members of the charity.

Jonathan Wrigley, managing director of HBV, said:

“We are pleased to be the first developers in the specialist supported living market to complete this programme and we have learned a great deal that we will now include in our business. The insights we gleaned from members of ASGMA, who are all diagnosed with autism, has been insightful and will enable us to further enhance our bespoke properties making them more in tune with what this market demands.”

Wes Auden, chair of the board of trustees at ASGMA, said:

“We are pleased to encourage businesses like HBV and its partners to learn more about autism so that they are able to better engage with people in our community and their families who are affected by it. It is pleasing that we have played a role in guiding the way new specialist supported living developments are built and we are looking forward to seeing our guidance implemented.”

HBV is the leading provider of bespoke property for specialist supported housing in the UK. Working as part of a successful and prolific joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, it is a major player in improving housing developments for vulnerable adults.