Dorset County Council’s Cabinet yesterday agreed to explore options that could see investment of £1.5 million in a modular housing scheme. Modular housing is flexible, moveable and can be designed to suit a range of needs.
Having the right housing in place is crucial to someone’s wellbeing. Proposals by the county council would see a range of modern and flexible options across the county that can help with immediate and medium-term housing demand.
Cllr Jill Haynes, Dorset County Council cabinet member for health and care said, “This is an exciting opportunity for us to help people get the right accommodation for their needs.
“Modular housing will help people to live more independently in their communities and can prevent long-term hospital stays.
“The flexibility of the housing means we can make best use of public assets without jeopardising future plans. It gives us a fairly immediate solution to the housing crisis in the county for people with social care needs.”
The Council says modular housing has significant benefits over them building new homes or buying existing properties. It can be sourced and on site within as little as six months and is inexpensive in comparison to more traditional forms of accommodation. It can also be relocated with ease, so the accommodation cane moved to where it is needed.
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