Brand New Supported Living Accommodation
in Warrington Town Centre

Offered by local charity Making Space, working in partnership with Inclusion Housing

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Local charity Making Space, working in partnership with Inclusion Housing, are pleased to offer 22 brand new supported living apartments for rent in the historic Academy building on Bridge Street, Warrington.

The Academy provides homes for people looking to live independently, in this beautiful, fully converted local Warrington landmark.

With our tailored and flexible care and support, and the reassurance of a 24/7 on-site support team, this accommodation is perfect for those looking for greater independence.

Applications are now open.

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Key Features

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Independent living

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Personalised care & support

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24/7 on-site support team

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Ground floor level access flats

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Duplex apartments

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2 large communal areas

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Safe city-centre style living experience

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Fantastic local transport links

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Historic building with original features

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Purposely redeveloped

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The Academy offers a very safe city-centre style living experience, with access to the building controlled via a secure fob entry system and CCTV.

You will enjoy your own self-contained 1 bedroom flat, with various layouts available over 4 floors, including: 5 ground floor flats for those requiring level access and 2 duplex apartments.

All accommodations offer stylish, open plan kitchen/dining and living space (white goods provided), along with a separate bedroom and modern bathrooms.

Our welcoming community spaces on the ground floor will offer you the chance to socialise with your neighbours, enjoy activities and access a range of services and support available via our community partners.

If you are interested in getting involved in the running of the scheme or have ideas around using the communal areas, we would encourage you to join our Tenants Committee, which is open to all living at the scheme. We are passionate about working with our tenants to help shape and enhance our service.

Located just a few minutes’ walk from the new Times Square development, all that Warrington has to offer will be right on your doorstep. This includes fantastic local transport links (just a few minutes’ walk from the bus and central train station).

Apartments 1 to 23 (omitting 13)

The Academy, 138 Bridge Street,
Bewsey & Whitecross,
Warrington, WA1 2RU

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Care and Support

Making Space has extensive experience in supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health, long-term health conditions and physical disabilities.

For those who would like a little bit more independence, there are 6 flats accessed separately from the main building (but still connected via the staff call system).

Our on-site 24/7 support team can be contacted via the warden call hub in each flat at any time of the day or night. Tenants will also receive regular visits from Inclusion’s local Housing Officer to support you in maintaining your tenancy, and who will also provide support with the tenancy sign-up process and housing benefit applications process.

For those who would like a little bit more independence, there are 6 flats accessed separately from the main building (but still connected via the staff call system).

Visit Making Space to find out more

Applications are now open

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A beautiful, historic building

The Academy was originally built in 1756 and was active as a teaching establishment until 1782.

There were notable tutors at The Academy during this time including Joseph Priestley, a pioneering scientist of the 18th century and famous naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster.

Distinguished students included: John Wedgwood, a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and eldest son to potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood, and Thomas Percival, a physician, health reformer, ethicist and author who wrote an early code of medical ethics.

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Grade II listed

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The building was first listed in 1949 and had Grade 2 listed status. In the early 1980s the building was moved a short distance (19m) to make way for road improvements and an extension to the rear was added.

We are pleased to say that we have been able to retain some of the original features of the building that our tenants will be able to enjoy, including 2 bookcases and the sash windows added to the building upgrade.

As a Warrington-based charity, we are keen to remember the significance of this remarkable building and its revolutionary associates. Making Space is pleased to confirm that tributes and key historic moments will be recognised and celebrated throughout the building.

Apply for The Academy

Applications for tenancies are open to people aged 18 and over, with a range of needs (including learning disabilities, autism, mental health and long term conditions). You must have a support package and require on-going support in order to be eligible for a tenancy.

For more information please email
or call 01925 909284

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