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Lincolnshire County Council invests £1.5 million into children’s homes in Lincoln and Louth

Two new children’s homes will provide a safe environment for youngsters after a £1.5 million investment from the county council.

A rising number of young people in need of care sparked Lincolnshire County Council’s plans to create Robin House, in Lincoln and Riverhead House in Louth, in hopes of keeping children in the community and near to their support workers.

Each home can accommodate up to four young people, with bedrooms, lounge areas, bathrooms, dining space and outdoor access as well as an office and bedrooms for onsite staff.

Each facility will accommodate four young people as well as staff
Each facility will accommodate four young people as well as staff

Executive member for children’s services Coun Patricia Bradwell (Con) said: “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a rising number of young people needing care, so it’s important we have enough accommodation here in Lincolnshire for those who need it.

“To that end, the council has invested £1.5 million in the creation of these two new children’s homes.

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“The new homes will provide high-quality facilities for children in care and will mean that fewer children will need to be placed in homes outside the county - that will ensure these young people remain close to their local community and existing support networks, leading to better outcomes.”

Both projects received match funding from the Department of Education.

With construction carried out by Lindum Group Ltd, Robin House was built from the former Strut House on Wickenby Crescent while Riverhead House is a brand-new building.

Ron Adamson, Lindum Group construction manager, said: “We are thrilled to be able to supply the county council with two brilliant facilities that will help to protect and support some of the most vulnerable children in our county.

“We have been able to deliver a high-quality living accommodation at Riverhead House, using the latest technologies to make the home as carbon efficient as possible, whilst also providing a high spec, modern living space for the children.”

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