Falcon House, a new £1.75 million, six-bed care home for adults with a learning disability being developed by the ECHO Group, is nearing completion.
The home, situated on Rampion Close 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 25 jobs for local people, with a manager and administrator already appointed.
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.
Sharena Record, ECHO’s regional operations director for the Midlands, said: “This exciting development will provide a much-needed facility in the heart of the Stafford community. Work is progressing quickly and our local commissioners have been involved every step of the way.
“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.
“The recruitment process is underway and ECHO will provide comprehensive training for new staff to ensure they have the skills to provide the personalised care the Group prides itself on.”