Project information

byways redevelopment in Hampshire

This exciting new development is the first of its kind in Hampshire. It replaces the outdated buildingwith 12 new self-contained flats giving more independence to people with learning disabilities. Inviduals will have their own 'front door key' and no longer share facilities.

October 2010 - November 2011

Charity information: byways trust

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  • Need


    Without significant redevelopment, byways’ future is uncertain, as the building retains many outdated features. National and local strategies for people with learning disabilities now emphasise more independent living, individualised care budgets, greater control over their lives and the same tenancy or property ownership rights as other citizens. Local authorities are moving away from placing people in care homes. Already we support 9 people whereas capacity is 12.


    Giving individuals their own new self-contained flat will provide greater independence. Staff will support individuals run their own home, budget, shop - all things we take for granted, yet add to their independence. This development will attract more people to live at byways, enhancing capacity to full.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide a fit-for-purpose accommodation that meets their aspirational needs.


    » Redevelop the site to build 12 new self-contained flats in its place
    » Re-landscape the plot, providing sensory, relaxing, productive and sociable areas for all tenants.

    What success will look like

    Success will be having all the 12 flats full and that all individuals are pleased with their new living environment.

  • Impact


    This development will mean that individuals will have greater choice, control and independence in their lives. They can choose to socialise with other tenants, or simply stay in their flat. They can choose what food to buy and what meals to have, as opposed to eating the same food as other tenants. These success rates mirror soft outcomes, but to someone with a learning disability, they are immense.


    Building contractors could pull out of the build, however we have tendered this contract and have full insurance.


    Funders of this project will receive an email report and will be invited to the opening.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £73,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 landscaping water feature, patio, gazebo, turf, garden funiture, fencing
      £30,000 lift ensure the building is accessible to all tenants
      £8,500 bathroom an assisted specialist bath
      £10,000 bathrooms cost of fitting a bathroom in each flat
  • Background


    Odiham, Hampshire, is a quaint village that places great emphasis upon community. The site is situated on a conservation area and adjacent to the deer park.


    12 adults with learning disabilities living in Odiham, Hampshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    byways has been in existence for over 50 years, supporting individuals to achieve their aspirations. In consultation with individuals, we are developing this scheme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Viscount Tenby

    Lord Tenby is Chair of byways.