Yesterday evening at Cabinet we took an important step in agreeing to enable officers to identify more properties in Reading to be converted into supported living accomodation for people with learning difficulties.
Officers will now look into converting four existing properties into supported living accomodation.
We have an urgent need in Reading for more appropriate accomodation to enable the growing number of adults with learning difficulties in our community to live more independent lives.
As an administration we are strongly committed to increasing choice, control and independence for all residents to help everyone get the most out of life.
This decision is not only good news for residents with learning difficulties themselves, but Council Taxpayers too. Supported living placements tend to be around 50% cheaper than residential placements so this move will help limited public funds go further, helping to reduce the need to increase Council Tax.