4 August 2022

Fresh start for Chloe with first family home

For Chloe, 21, from Bristol, life has been difficult the past few years. After moving into a mother and baby unit following the birth of her daughter Lila May she has got used to a life of shared accommodation and little space for her young family.
Chloe moves into her first home

Our new development of 32 affordable rented flats in Bristol, have given Chloe the opportunity of a new home to call her own.

Chloe was one of the first residents to have moved into her new two bed home with her one-year-old daughter.

Chloe said: “I was so excited when the property came up on the Home choice and felt so lucky when I got a successful bid.
 
I am going to love being here and watching Lila grow, she has space for her toys now and it’s nice to have my own fridge, where I haven’t got to share with other people. I love the open plan living, the balcony and the view. 

LiveWest have been really supportive around grants available to me so it’s nice to know the support is there where I need it.

This is the first time I have lived on my own, this is my opportunity to create a new life for me and Lila May, I have been dreaming of this day for so long.”

She added: “Our families are local, being on a main bus route is helpful. The community is great; we have everything we need right on our doorstep and all within walking distance. I can’t wait for our journey to begin.”

The new development in Hartcliffe, are a joint partnership between LiveWest and Keepmoat Homes and will provide 375 new homes when complete, 105 are affordable. 

Located on the former Hartcliffe College Campus, when fully completed the scheme will include several unique features including a new community orchard, wildlife corridor and natural play areas.

Chloe and her housing officer
 
LiveWest’s Area Housing Manager, Emma Young, said: “We brought everyone together for a move in event, to make sure all our new residents knew all the different teams from LiveWest that could support them, like our income officers, housing officer and our community connectors.  

We have been making phone calls through our tenancy sustainment team and applications for people to get help with things like white goods before they are even moving in, so they don’t have to wait. 

As a newer scheme we have ground source heat pumps which will help our residents keep their bills down longer term. We are looking forward to building a strong community in Hartcliffe.”

Parry Morgan, Head of Development for LiveWest, said: “Working with Keepmoat Homes and Bristol City Council, we have had a common goal of creating a high-quality new housing development which will provide new residents moving into this project with a great place to live.
 
“Sustainability sits very much at the heart of our organisation and being involved in a project which places importance on the environmental credentials of the project in terms of public space as well as renewable sources for heating homes is vitally important for both LiveWest and our customers.”
 
As part of a partnership with Bristol City Council – which will see the local authority benefit from a Renewable Heat Incentive – ground source heat pumps will be used on the site which include one and two-bedroom apartments as well as two, three and four-bedroom houses. 
 
Furthermore, almost a third of the properties will be available as affordable housing through either social rent or shared ownership schemes accessible to families on lower incomes.
 

Move in event

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