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Home provider scheme in Darwen celebrates fifth anniversary
2:28pm Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A PROJECT providing homes for more than 200 single people has celebrated its fifth birthday.
Twin Valley Homes set up the James Street Project to help people with issues and teach them skills to help them sustain a tenancy once they move on to their own house.
It has 30 self-contained flats, along with a gym, teaching kitchen and communal rooms. Tenants are referred by the borough council.
The project celebrated in style with former residents among the guests as well as a number of VIPs, including Darwen Town Council mayor Coun Eileen Entwistle, who enjoyed live music, and a hat catwalk display put on by the residents who showed off their self-made headgear.
Coun Entwistle also gave the Project a high five, as she left her handprint on a special card as a memento of the occasion.
Twin Valley Homes chief Ian Bell said: “The James Street Project has been a huge success. Not only does it provide a safe place to live, it also helps residents face any issues they have and give them the life skills and coping skills to sustain a tenancy once they leave.
“Congratulations to all the staff and residents who have worked to make it a success.”