Patients moved out of Ilkeston building

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PATIENTS with learning disabilities have been moved out of an Ilkeston property and into their own homes following the completion of a two-year NHS project.

The Manse in Wharncliffe Road housed 17 long-stay patients who will now be rehoused across the county by Amber Valley Housing.

The move, which the NHS says could fetch between £225,000 and £275,000, will see funds given straight to the housing provider.

Miles Scott, assistant director of finance for NHS Derbyshire, said: “It’s fantastic to see the vision of this long-term project finally realised through the hard efforts of staff.” He added: “Everyone’s a winner as money will go back into the community to further help people with learning disabilities.”

A spokesman said the scheme means the former patients can live their lives more fully in the community with the support of care workers.