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Kirkdale House Opens In Thornaby

Kirkdale House, a specialist supported living service in Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees, has opened after an exciting 12-month redevelopment, giving a former care home a new lease of life.

The development has been carefully designed to support people with a range of care needs, such as Mental Health, Autism and Learning Disabilities, live independently in their own home. Featuring 23 self-contained apartments, with their own bathrooms, kitchens and front door, Kirkdale House has been developed with the wellbeing, dignity and independence of people supported at the forefront.

The site, which also includes extensive private gardens for residents, has been transformed by Safe As Houses Care and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with close collaboration from Community Integrated Care, Care Housing Association, Carless & Adams and JWF Building Solutions.

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In the coming weeks, Kirkdale House will begin to welcome its first people supported as they make this exciting development their home.

Laura Parker, Head of Operations at Community Integrated Care said: “As a care provider, we exist to deliver world-class support so that people with care needs can live the best lives possible. For the people we will support this accommodation will give them much needed independence and enable them to be a greater part of their local community.

Our charity is excited about strengthening our long established relationship with Stockton social services and are proud to have partnered with Safe As Houses Care, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Care Housing Association to open Kirkdale House. Together, we are creating a person centred environment for the future which will enable the people we support to live their best lives possible.”

Stuart Nicoll, Head of Care development at SAHC said“We are thrilled to have brought this notable project to completion on time and on budget. Working, sometimes in fits and starts, throughout the pandemic has not been easy, but with the first class team involved, we have collectively risen to the challenge.

Safe as Houses Care is proud to have played our part in delivering a truly sustainable solution to the benefit of those vulnerable individuals who deserve their dignity and our respect.”

Councillor Ann McCoy, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, added: “It’s really great to see Kirkdale House given a new lease of life. Bringing this building back into use will provide an excellent home for vulnerable adults with all the support and facilities they need to live independently for longer.

“There’s a real need for supported accommodation for people in the Borough with a range of complex needs including those with a learning disability, autism, and mental ill health. These apartments will give them greater choice to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives. We look forward to seeing Kirkdale House occupied and wish it every success for the future.”

Matthew Eddisford, Chief Executive, Care Housing Association said: “We are confident this collaborative approach to delivering supported housing will provide really positive outcomes for our tenants, and we look forward to welcoming them to their new homes.”

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