A new purpose-built care home for people with autism and learning disabilities has opened in School Walk, Sunbury-on-Thames, thanks to continued support from Clydesdale Bank.
The School Walk site has been redeveloped by London Care Partnership in collaboration with Surrey County Council to create a new facility offering care and accommodation for eight young adults aged 18-25.The School Walk development will bring Clydesdale Bank’s overall funding support for London Care Partnership to £7 million.
The Partnership has developed a number of specialist residential homes to support young adults with autism and learning disabilities. The grounds of the site are now also home to new headquarters for the 1st Sunbury Scouts and Guides Group.
The opening of the facility was attended by over 80 people including parents, neighbours, staff and residents from London Care Partnership. As well as representatives from Clydesdale Bank, other guests included health and social service professionals from Surrey, Surrey County Councillors and local MP Kwasi Kwarteng, as well as representatives from 1st Sunbury Scouts & Guides.
Mike Bielanski, Managing Director of London Care Partnership added, “We greatly appreciate the ongoing support we have received from Clydesdale Bank. They have worked closely with us over the last five years and are committed to our future developments.”
Derek Breingan, head of healthcare for Clydesdale Bank, said: “London Care Partnership is considered to be a leading provider of high quality facilities and quality care and their commitment to collaborative working with key partners has played a significant role in their success. Clydesdale Bank has been able to develop a highly successful and effective relationship with London Care Partnership over a number of years and we look forward to continuing our support for their growth plans for the business.”
The Mayor of Spelthorne Borough, Suzy P Webb, officially opened the facility after a tour from staff and residents. She said: “I am delighted to officially open this specialist care home. The association with Surrey County Council and the Scouts and Guides organisations will also prove really helpful in supporting activities for residents.”