Falcon House, a new £1.75 million, six-bed care home for adults with a learning disability, developed by the ECHO Group, has been officially opened by Mr James Thomas Leavesley DL, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire.
The home, situated just off Hawksmoor Road in Stafford, forms part of a wider residential development and will offer support to six people with learning disabilities and other complex needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder and physical disabilities.
It is providing around 30 jobs for local people.
The creation of Falcon House is a direct result of discussions with local commissioners, who have worked closely with the development team to ensure it meets the needs of the intended service users. It will give much-needed options to service users and their families and will allow them to remain locally.
Falcon House has six large en-suite bedrooms, three lounge/communal areas, a private garden, an assisted bathroom and kitchen, and small office on the ground floor with staff facilities on the first floor. It has been developed in partnership with family-owned builders Seddon Group.
Cheryl Maitland, Falcon House Manager, said: “We were very proud to welcome Mr Leavesley to Falcon House to perform the official opening of this exciting development
“Falcon House will provide a much-needed facility in the heart of the Stafford community.
“It is so important that people with complex care needs are supported to live in their local communities, take control of their lives and achieve the most positive outcomes possible. Falcon House will offer this personalised care and support, bespoke to the people who will live there.”
Mr James Thomas Leavesley DL, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire said: “It is an honour to have been asked to open this fantastic facility. Service users will receive the best care possible from the extremely professional team at Falcon House alongside the brilliant accommodation it provides.”