Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist facility in Chesterfield following the completion of two new build services, each accommodating eight residents.
Located off Cuttholme Way, Heathcotes’ Loundsley House comprises two separate services, each offering eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness, dual diagnoses and associated complex needs. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in NAPPI (Non Abusive Physical and Psychological Interventions) which is particularly effective when working with individuals with challenging behaviour. Loundsley House was designed by Heathcotes’ in-house architectural consultancy, JDS Design, and built by contractors John Ryan Developments Ltd. Both homes comprise a spacious communal lounge, kitchen with dining area, accessible wet room and shared bathroom. The property also includes a large outside space with a lawned area.
Heathcotes managing director, Brendan Kelly, said: “The opening of Loundsley House marks the latest stage of Heathcotes’ expansion programme. In line with the Transforming Care agenda, our services are often utilised as an intermediary between hospital and supported living. For others, who may never be able to live fully independently, we provide a permanent home, as independence is defined differently for different people. These varying needs are central to the design of Loundsley House, which will accommodate service users that may have spent long periods in a hospital setting or whom may have additional complex needs, including sensory impairments and communication difficulties.
Heathcotes are launching new services nationwide to support more people and help them to further their independence and achieve their goals. We have set out a strategy to ensure that we grow our infrastructure in line with our service development. We have added capacity to our training team, our quality and compliance team and have also developed a new recruitment team to meet our increased staffing needs.”