Doctors, nurses and other clinical staff working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust are set to be offered affordable homes as part of a brand new housing development in Broughton.

Alexander Gardens in Broughton, a Salix Homes project, will consist of 26 modern one and two-bedroom apartments.

The facility provides affordable homes for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff who work at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Salix Homes partnered with the Trust after it was struggling to fill 200 vacancies and one of the problems for this was believed to be the lack of affordable housing in Salford.

Salix Homes has spent more than £2million on the project, along with a £780,000 grant from the Homes England Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes programme.

This enabled the former sheltered housing complex, which has stood empty since the Boxing Day floods in 2015, to be put back in use.

Salford Royal is letting the homes to new recruits, this is too encourage more medical professionals to come to Salford.

Lee Sugden, CEO of Salix Homes

Lee Sugden, Chief Executive at Salix Homes told SalfordNow,

“We are providing the accommodation fully furnished so that it makes the transition to life in Salford as easy as it possibly can be.”

“A lot of people who come to work for the NHS come from abroad, this idea makes it that littlbe bit less stressful.

“I hope it will bring a fantastic and even better health service throughout the city of Salford”.

The scheme is intended to be a short term solution for health professionals, so they can start working instantly.

Among the first residents to move in is Nurse Abhik Jacob, 32, and his partner Pretty Mary Zachariah, 27.

“With the salary you get compared to other professions, I think this kind of accommodation is important because it is affordable for us”.

Visit Salix Homes to find out more about the affordable housing project.

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