Cheryl Maitland has been appointed as Registered Manager at Falcon House, a new £1.75 million, six-bed care home for adults with a learning disability being developed by the ECHO Group.
The home, situated just off Hawksmoor Road in Stafford, will form part of a wider residential development and will offer support to six people with learning disabilities and other complex needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities or distressed behaviour, which is challenging to support.
It is creating around 20 jobs for local people, including NMC registered enthusiastic and self-motivated nurses.
Cheryl qualified as a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities from the University of Wolverhampton in 2016 after working as a Support Worker for five years. She has gained experience in both hospital and community settings, supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and additional complex needs.
Cheryl has completed Autism Champion training and will be delivering this to all staff joining the service.
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, which is expected to be completed in February 2023, will have 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 is being developed in partnership with family-owned builders Seddon Group.
Cheryl said: “I am really pleased to have the opportunity to manage Falcon House, a brand-new service that will offer local people the chance to remain in their own community, close to family and friends.
“It is both exciting and challenging to be developing a new service and I am looking forward to building a fantastic staff team and working with commissioners ahead of welcoming service users early next year.”
Andrew Shelton-Murray, Chief Executive of the ECHO Group, said: “Cheryl is a client-focused and motivated professional who offers a holistic approach to care, communication and relationship building. Her aim is to enhance the lives of the people being supported and she is the perfect choice for our new Falcon House service.”