Thu 28 March 2019
Colne Housing resident Michele Logson is urging people in housing need in East Suffolk to apply for brand new homes that have just been built.
Mrs Logson’s new home is part of the biggest development that housing association Colne and their development partner Iceni Homes have undertaken in the county.
They are creating 60 new homes in Melton, near Woodbridge, and residents are moving in in phases throughout 2019 and 2020. There are still homes available and Colne is encouraging people in housing need to register now. This is a major step forward for addressing homelessness in the Suffolk area.
Prior to the move, Mrs Logson, 48, struggled to afford privately rented accommodation in Wickham Market, eventually she had to move to temporary accommodation.
With her teenage daughter, this was a tough situation for Mrs Logson. She feared that she “wouldn’t be in with a chance of getting a home in Melton” and could not believe it when her application was successful.
She emphasised how the Colne team were helpful and reassuring, adding: “I feel more secure, I know that the home is ours now.
There is more stability for us here”.
Mrs Logson is not the only resident embracing life in Melton. She described how she had already met her new neighbours and formed a sense of community.
She said: “Everyone is really nice and friendly. We are near to Woodbridge but just far enough out of town”.
Mrs Logson is positive about the future and pleased that her daughter can now settle in one place. She is passionate that others should apply for the new homes to see if they too can benefit from this development.
Colne’s Chief Executive, Sara Thakkar, said: “Melton is a beautiful village and we believe that it is critical that local people and their families have access to affordable homes in rural locations such as this.
This is our largest development in Suffolk and we are optimistic about the difference this will make.”
Colne encourages other people to register with Gateway to Homechoice to discover if they too could be eligible for a new property in Melton, near Woodbridge: www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk
Colne manage over 3,000 homes across Essex and Suffolk, with enabling independent living at the forefront of their strategy.