Care home unveils plan

A RESIDENTIAL children’s care home near Hadleigh has applied for planning permission for a bungalow in its grounds to help residents learn to live independently.

The Wolves View care home, off the A1071 Ipswich Road, wants to build the three-bedroom bungalow to “act as a stepping stone to independent living”.

The application will go before Babergh District Council’s development committee on Wednesday and has been recommended for approval.

The detached home, which was previously a Montessori nursery, was changed into a residential home for children in 2006. It had planning permission granted two years ago for a similar proposal consisting of a two-bedroom bungalow.

Andrew Norton, a director of Inroads, which runs the home, said in a letter submitted to the council: “The intention of the bungalow is to provide accommodation for up to three young adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties.

“During their time at the bungalow, they will be supported to learn and maximise their ability to live independently in the community.

“The young adults using the service will predominately be from local Suffolk families.

“As there is now a drive to place individuals as close to their families as possible, we have been asked by social services to provide a facility with three beds to help provide this service to as many people as possible.”

He said young adults would be supported by carers both in the main home and in the new bungalow.