Two new supported housing schemes for people with learning and physical disabilities are on the way, Wandsworth Council been confirmed.

The developments in Melody Road, Wandsworth Common, and Stag Lane, Roehampton, will provide nine and ten self-contained homes respectively and will be staffed 24 hours a day.

A specialist provider of care and support services is being sought by the council for the two schemes, according to a report going before the Adult Care and Health Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee and to the Executive on September 12 and 18.

They are expected to be completed by late 2018.

Councillor Paul Ellis, cabinet member for adult care and health, said: “I’m proud to say that Wandsworth is one of only a few authorities that builds its own supported housing for vulnerable residents.

“Supported housing not only enables residents to live more independently, it also relieves pressure on the NHS, and other councils should certainly follow suit.”

Four developments have been built during the council’s supported housing programme since 2009, in addition to more than 250 other homes being built on underused spaces or on its own land.

The construction of 1,742 more shared ownership and low-cost rent homes is forecast over the next few years, at sites including Wandsworth town centre and Nine Elms in Battersea.

The council’s housing strategy target is to ensure a minimum of 18,000 homes are built in Wandsworth during the next ten years, while more than 3,000 new ones for shared ownership, social renting, low-cost rent, market rent and for sale are to be built at two major estate regeneration schemes Roehampton and Battersea.

To see the report, you can visit here.