Supported Living House



Completion Date:

Dec 23


Bloor Homes

Structural Engineer:

Bloor In house


Altro and Phi Architects

Construction Value:

not disclosed

Phi Architects were approached by the parent of an autistic young man, who was attending a specialist residential school for autism and complex needs. As he was approaching the age when he could no longer access education and he would be rehoused in the community, his parents were very concerned about the lack of suitable living accommodation and feared their son would live alone with carers.

Phi helped the parents develop a concept design, MyPad (for positive autism-friendly design); which illustrated how a small community of neurodiverse residents could live together with different levels of support but firmly integrated into the wider community.

An opportunity arose to build on the land sold by his school for residential development. This unique housing concept was constructed by Bloor Homes in collaboration with Stockport MBC and in partnership with MSV Housing Association and Lifeways care provider. The house provides fully adapted, independent living accommodation for young people with autism, learning difficulties and mental health issues.

We are keen to work with autistic clients and families with autistic members to provide safe, suitable accommodation within the heart of communities.