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06 August 14 Trust`s developments to create thousands of new jobs

The Wrekin Housing Trust, one of the partners involved in Northfield Village, has been awarded over £20m to go towards providing an additional 730 homes over the next three years, generating over £225 million to the local economy and almost 1700 new jobs including 100 apprenticeships in construction.

Added to the Trust's current development programme, this means over 2000 new homes will be built across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire, more than one new home per day, with new developments creating almost 5000 new jobs and generating over half a billion pounds to the economy.

The new funding allocation comes from the Homes & Community Agency's Affordable Homes Programme and will be used towards building modern, sustainable homes for rent and shared ownership in areas with high demand for new homes such as Shrewsbury, Leominster, Oswestry, Telford, Stafford and Rugeley.

The homes to be built using this new funding will consist of apartments, houses and bungalows and will also include extra care schemes in Biddulph and Shrewsbury.

Jean Teichmann, Head of Development, said: "We're thrilled to have been allocated this extra funding which will help us continue to provide the much needed affordable homes that we need across our local areas. As well as providing new homes, we are also contributing massively to the local economy and creating huge numbers of jobs, so these developments are beneficial in many ways and will go some way to managing the current housing crisis."

For more information about The Wrekin Housing Trust, please contact Amy Moss.

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Affordable Housing
Affordable general needs housing
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Supported Housing
Saltbank Supported Housing
for people with learning disabilities
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Extra Care
Elmwood Extra care
80 apartments for over 55’s
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Community Hub
café, restaurant, bar, hairdressers,
shops & community rooms
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Dementia Care
Limewood dementia care
A specialised building supporting 59 people
with high levels of dementia as well as
those living in the community and their carers
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Health and Wellbeing Centre
Health centre, GP surgery & pharmacy
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Public Area

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