Peterborough-based Axiom Housing Association has built and will manage
the £1 million development, at Fair View Court, Oundle Road,
which has been jointly financed by the Housing Corporation,
Peterborough City Council and Axiom.
“This is an exciting development that
helps many homeless people move from an unsettled way of life back
into mainstream housing,” said Axiom chief executive Richard Hall.
“It includes a small computer training
suite that residents can use to develop a range of social and work
skills that they will need as they return to a normal, settled
Fair View Court has 17 bed-sit rooms
together with a communal kitchen, dining room and lounge and is
managed around the clock by a minimum of two staff. The City Council
will nominate individuals to the project who will normally be resident
for up to two years.
A second phase in the development,
costing around £850,000, is currently under construction on an
adjacent site and will consist of 12 self-contained flats. These will
provide accommodation for people who have started to build independent
lives for themselves but may still need occasional guidance from