• Lindum BMS worked on two care facilities for Lincolnshire County Council to increase its home-from-home accommodation
  • The new care homes will help to keep children in need of support within their local communities
  • Riverhead House in Louth features three air source heat pumps and solar panels to reduce overall running costs and carbon output 

Two new homes in Lincoln and Louth will improve the lives of young people in care by keeping them close to their local community and support networks.

Robin House in Lincoln and Riverhead House in Louth will provide young people with a homely environment in which they can be supported and thrive.

Both homes offer lounge areas, bathrooms, dining rooms, and outdoor areas for the children to enjoy. There are also bedrooms and office space for the on-site staff supporting the young people.

Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Member for Children’s Services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a rising number of young people needing care, so it’s important we have enough accommodation here in Lincolnshire for those who need it. To that end, the council has invested £1.5m in the creation of these two new children’s homes.

“The new homes will provide high-quality facilities for children in care and will mean that fewer children will need to be placed in homes outside the county. That will ensure these young people remain close to their local community and existing support networks, leading to better outcomes.”

Inside Louth children's care home

Riverhead House is a brand new home, built by Lindum, on the site of former Pilgrim School. The home benefits from three air source heat pumps, with solar panels on the roof to reduce overall running costs and lower the building’s carbon output.

Robin House was formerly the home of Strut House, a short breaks facility that moved to a new-and-improved location last year, following refurbishment works carried out by Lindum. The existing home was converted to the home-from-home style accommodation from a disabled specialist house.

Ron Adamson, Lindum Group Construction Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be able to supply the County Council with two brilliant facilities that will help to protect and support some of the most vulnerable children in our county.

“We have been able to deliver a high quality living accommodation at Riverhead House, using the latest technologies to make the home as carbon efficient as possible, whilst also providing a high spec, modern living space for the children.”

The projects were procured through public sector frameworks.