Craegmoor opens new autism service in Redcar

Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of Companies, officially opened its £1.8 million newCraegmoor Redcar residential service in Redcar for people with autistic spectrum conditions. Guests included Ian Swales MP and Mayor of Redcar Councillor Vic Jeffries, who unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.

New Stead House, the purpose-built home on the site of the former Stead hospital on Kirkleatham Street, will initially provide, over two floors, 12 single en-suite bedrooms, large lounge and separate dining room and a quiet room. The home has been carefully designed to ensure that the environment is optimised for individuals on the autistic spectrum, including the use of therapeutic colours for wall coverings, lighting and furnishings.   

The second phase of the development will provide individual flats to encompass the best principles of skill development and focus on a pathway to independent living in supported tenancies. The Redcar Autism Service will bring together the best qualities of a ‘local‘service with the support and expertise of an established and well respected service provider.  The project will create up to 35 new jobs in total for the local area.

Sarah Hughes, managing director of Craegmoor, said: “This specialist service for individuals with Autism has been welcomed by local health and social care professionals and will bring high-quality; much needed care provision to Redcar and the surrounding area. The experience Craegmoor and  the Priory Group has in mental health, complex and long term care will enhance the care provision  for the area and the new service has brought long-term, secure jobs to the town.”

Ian Swales MP said: “This is a tremendous facility and I am so impressed by the internal and external design of the building.  It will be of major benefit to the area and I welcome Craegmoor to Redcar.”

Cllr Vic Jeffries said: “This is such a marvellous place; I’m really lost for words after looking round.  The new jobs are a great benefit and the whole service will be fantastic for the area.

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