Beyond the practical difficulties of securing appropriate homes, the barriers faced by many disabled people can be societal or attitudinal, and are usually based on prejudice, misunderstanding, stereotypical representation and a lack of recognition of the requirements people with disabilities may have in order to fully participate in our society.
Capability Scotland’s experience, the availability of land and willing partners at Bertha Park gives us a unique opportunity to challenge and help break down these barriers, to develop a national residential resource to serve Scotland and beyond. This is also very much a view shared by the site developers, Springfield Properties, and both of the site’s main affordable housing developers, Perth & Kinross Council and Kingdom Housing Association.
The opportunities to work collaboratively with these and other organisations, building on long-established relationships with partners such as The Gannochy Trust, will help deliver a more integrated and truly exemplar residential offering at Bertha Park. We believe this approach will assist our customers to access social networks, amenities, services and facilities that will help them to thrive.