New Swanton Service at Holderness Road has become ‘home sweet home’ to the first two people supported by the team there.

Lenny Evington and Sandie Walker moved in following the opening of the Hull-based service in September and have already made themselves at home.

There’s space for seven people to be supported in the renovated former small hotel, which hosts three en-suite bedrooms and four self-contained flats.

Thanks to its previous incarnation as a hospitality venue, there’s stylish décor for Lenny and Sandie to enjoy, plus a big lounge/conservatory with tons of natural light.

Service Manager Lisa Goodwin and the team at Holderness said that it’s been great to see how quickly everyone has settled in.

Lisa said: “There’s a really lovely atmosphere at Holderness Road, we’re lucky to have found a property so suitable to become a warm and welcoming home for the people we support.

“Lenny is an animal lover, so he’s bought his fish, budgies Piggy and Maya and his hamster Lisa with him. I feel honoured that he chose to name his hamster after me, and he’s also named the fish after others in his support team.”

The service will become home to more people soon, and offers full care and support for people living with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Lisa said the facilities on offer are first class and that people living here will have a wonderful place to call home.

Lisa said: “There are some beautiful features at Holderness Road, like the stained glass windows and we’ve got and big comfy rooms.

“The flats have been finished beautifully with all the mod cons. They are going to be the perfect place for the people we support to relax in comfort and get everything they need to enjoy happy and healthy lives.”