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New disabled housing scheme for North Lanarkshire

4th May 2006

A housing project for disabled people in Scotland is set for a complete overhaul, according to the Wishaw Press.

The Casa Sona complex in Netherton, North Lanarkshire is to undergo a redevelopment that will provide 52 new flats for people with special needs.

The site has been used for special needs housing for 30 years but will be brought up to date to provide disabled people with the best possible amenities.

A three-storey building built in the 1970s will be demolished and replaced with 17 low storey homes for wheelchair users and seven for elderly people with limited mobility.

In addition, a two and a half storey block and two three and a half storey blocks will accommodate another 38 homes for the more mobile.

The site will be run by the Margaret Blackwood Housing Association with the help of £2 million funding from Communities Scotland.

Roger Popplewell, Communities Scotland’s area director for South West Scotland, told the newspaper: "We are delighted to assist in the redevelopment of Cala Sona which has provided valuable facilities in the area for many years.

"The new facility will enable people to live in their own homes through the delivery of appropriate housing and complementary support services."