A new housing project in Abergavenny will offer much-needed accommodation for people with mental health needs or learning disabilities, allowing them to remain in their home county.  This follows the work of the county council’s adult social care team – in partnership with the Melin Housing Association and registered charity Pobl – to identify an unmet need for individuals to receive supported housing in their locality.

Previously many individuals have had to seek shelter outside their home county but the provision of five flats in Hereford Road offers support on site during much of the day and sleep-in support overnight.

The accommodation is designed to promote independence and recovery, with the aim that tenants will relocate to their own home when they feel able and ready.

Speaking at the opening of the complex on Monday 8th March, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Social Care, Safeguarding and Health, Councillor Penny Jones said: “I’d like to thank Melin Housing and Pobl for working closely with us to deliver this project.  It’s an opportunity to bring people back nearer to their own communities and will provide future accommodation for residents of Monmouthshire so that they can live independently within their own front doors but with support when required.”