Garden Party Showcases Innovative Living Options in the Lisburn Community

Thursday 14 June 2018

On 13th June tenants of Meadowvale Court, Lisburn hosted a garden party to showcase their state of the art accommodation to a number of specially invited guests. The event was attended by friends and family of the tenants, the Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Uel Mackin and local representatives from the voluntary sector that contributed towards this innovative development. The Cedar Foundation has worked in partnership with Triangle Housing Association to provide supported living at Meadowvale Court, which comprises of thirteen single occupancy apartments and is equipped with SMART assistive technology throughout to maintain and promote independence.

Speaking at the event Cedar Chairperson, Prof. Maurice Mulvenna, said: “Today is a proud day for us all at Cedar as it represents the end of a journey of over 5 years, one that has involved consulting, planning, constructing and commissioning this terrific facility. A big thank you to the Tenants and all involved for their extraordinary commitment and support over this time. I’m sure you all agree, together we have created something very special, that provides the perfect combination of care, support, housing and technological solutions which promote personal independence, enabling the tenants to live the life they choose.”

Refreshments were provided for guests at a marquee reception in the garden. A commemorative clock and unique commemorative plaque were presented to the tenants to mark the occasion. 

Triangle Chairperson, Prof. Robert Hutchinson said: “Meadowvale is a wonderful example of a Supported Housing Development that has been built around individual needs, utilising the best in assistive technology, and applying the most up to date construction and design solutions. This has resulted in not only a great building but individual homes that are part of the community and a great place to live.”

The tenancy based ethos of Meadowvale Court promotes the vision of an inclusive society for all and support is for adults who have brain injury, physical, sensory or neurological disability.

Hilary, a tenant from Meadowvale Court added her views that Meadowvale offered her the opportunity to have a home of her own in her local community as is her right. She now enjoys a more independent life. She has gained confidence in using a lift and can enter and secure her home independently by the use of assistive technology. Hilary believes that while most people find technology makes things easier, for people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.

 

 For more information about The Cedar Foundation and the many services we provide please visit www.cedar-foundation.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@cedarfoundation).

               

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