Twenty-four inclusive housing units in place of the former bishopric in Tulle

Twenty-four inclusive housing units in place of the former bishopric in Tulle
Twenty-four inclusive housing units in place of the former bishopric in Tulle

After rehabilitation, in place of the former bishopric, avenue de la Bastille, in Tulle. 24 people will become tenants and supported by the UDAF of Corrèze and the Cellette Hospital Center.

We finally know what use will be made of the old bishopric building in Tulle, avenue de la Bastille. The social landlord Polygone who bought the building two years ago had until now been extremely discreet. Tuesday, the UDAF of Corrèze (Departmental Union of Family Associations) and the CHPE (the hospital center of the Eygurande region) specified the project that they are carrying out in partnership on this building.
One of the two wings of the building is intended to become a Relay House managed by the UDAF, the second, a reception residence managed by the CHPE. Adjoining, the two structures will nevertheless be independent: different entrances, different common areas, etc.

Support 7 days a week

For the UDAF, it is a question of remedying a somewhat unprecedented situation “since Corrèze is one of the rare departments not to have a Relay House”, explained Louis Debret, the director. Conversely, the CHPE already manages two reception residences, in an open environment in Eygurande and Ussel.
The UDAF relay house will be made up of 13 independent apartments of approximately 25 m². They will welcome a low-income public, “suffering from isolation with difficulties in managing daily life and often facing mild physical or psychological difficulties”, specifies Louis Debret. These 13 people will be supported on a daily basis, 7 days a week, by two professionals, housekeepers, both housekeepers and educators.
The ground floor will allow collective meals and socializing.

A commission will give its opinion

It is a commission of UDAF officials who will give a favorable or unfavorable opinion on the arrival of each tenant in this relay house: “If a person is perceived as being able to endanger living together, the overall cohesion , she will not be taken to the relay house,” summarizes the director of the UDAF.
At the CHPE La Cellette reception residence, a slightly different audience will be welcomed. “People who have psychological or psychiatric fragility and who have medical monitoring, people who are very well stabilized and contrary to what one might think, they are very calm people, without any intellectual pathology,” reassures Christophe Rouanet, the director of La Cellette. On this point, the long experience of the two reception centers in Eygurande and Ussel (more recent) is presented as a certain guarantee.
On this Tullist pole, 11 apartments will be rehabilitated. There, two educational and social companions (AES) particularly trained for this position will be alongside the residents who, in addition, will benefit, like those at the Relay House, from leisure activities.

Another look at psychiatry

“We must understand that these are no longer patients,” explains Christophe Rouanet, “but tenants, people who need socialization. “People who are more vulnerable than prone to aggression,” confirms Louis Debret.
A long-standing partnership unites the CHPE and the UDAF. With this inclusive housing project, it is formalized just a little more visibly.
The end of the work and the arrival of the first tenants are announced for May 2025

Public meeting. It will take place Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Latreille room to present this inclusive housing project to local residents and Tullists in general. The director of the Eygurande CHPE and two collaborators as well as MM. Mons and Lachaud for the UDAF will host the meeting, perhaps also in the presence of municipal elected officials.
Arnaud Besnard