Two organisations have taken over a home for students with learning difficulties which was threatened with closure last year.
Freebridge Community Housing and The Benjamin Foundation took over Plaxtole House from the College of West Anglia on January 7.
The site, in Goodwins Road, Lynn, allows youngsters to live independently but was facing the axe as part of college budget cuts.
But West Norfolk Council bought the house and it is now being managed by the housing association and foundation with the college continuing to provide training.
Talks have been held with residents and their families on the new management arrangement.
Freebridge chief-executive Tony Hall said: “Plaxtole House provides a crucial service for its residents and we are delighted to be involved with this important residential scheme.”
The foundation’s director of operations Sharon Matthews is delighted to support the project.
College principal David Pomfret said: “The new service is a great example of what can be achieved through local organisations working together.”