By Kevin Unitt 13/07 Updated: 17/07 07:03
VULNERABLE residents face the hunt for a new home after the closure of a sheltered housing scheme in Leamington was confirmed.
Parmiter House, on Arlington Avenue, will shut in November after being deemed as no longer fit for purpose.
Run by housing provider Viridian, it is currently home to 29 residents, of which eight are elderly or have learning difficulties, and whose welfare is watched over by Warwickshire County Council's adult social care programme.
A county council spokesperson said: “The majority of the scheme's residents are very independent.
“However for those who have a learning disability, we are working in partnership with Mencap to ensure those who are eligible receive appropriate packages of support. Mencap have been very confident that they will be able to secure new properties for these customers.
“We have also made it clear we are on hand should further assessments or support be required.”
Parmiter House, built in 1979, has 40 flats in total with guest facilities, a garden and various social activities for residents.
Matt Campion from Viridian said: “Our decision to close Parmiter House in November has not been an easy one and comes after exploring alternative options to keep this scheme open.
“We recognise that Parmiter House no longer meets the living requirements for many of our older residents.
"As a result we are working with other housing providers in the district to identify suitable housing options.”
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