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Safe place for young mums to be established in Ribbleton

Posted on - 16th August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, News, Ribbleton
It would be a place of safety and support for mothers and their children Pic: Pixabay
It would be a place of safety and support for mothers and their children Pic: Pixabay

A place of safety for mothers and babies needing a half-way house is due to be set up.

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Proposals have been lodged to convert a house in Ribbleton into the care centre.

Holywell Care Services, based in New Hall Lane, wants to convert the four-bedroom home.

It will support two young mothers and their children while they get back on their feet.

A report from the care group, which operates care homes in Morecambe and Lancaster, said: “We will employ mature role models to work in this area and hopefully help mothers to continue to care for their children in a safe environment and to teach them life skills and to be productive in society as they bring up their child in the same household and being hands on.

“We plan to support young mothers on how to care for their children, being responsible, budgeting skills, support back into education to gain skills based on their strengths, or employment and contributing positively to society and help to minimise the risk of children going into the care system.”

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The house, known as Grange Place, would be converted by the care group if the planning application is successful.

Each mother and baby would have a single bedroom, a shared bathroom and other communal areas and access to a secure garden.

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