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New Kendal housing opens

A pub in Kendal that's been closed for six years has been converted into seven supported living flats for vulnerable young people with learning disabilities.

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Supported living flats officially open

A pub in Kendal that's been closed for six years has been converted into seven supported living flats for vulnerable young people with learning disabilities.

Fairoak housing has over 40 more people on the waiting list for similar accommodation in Cumbria.

South Lakeland District Council gave the project a grant of £100,000 to get the building work started.

It's now been officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria and eight people are living independently for the first time, in walking distance of the town centre and work.

They live in a building with other people with learning disabilities, making friends and getting help while also having the freedom to live on their own.

The level of support depends on the individual's disability but typically they're given help with things like cooking, cleaning and bathing.

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