Doncaster development of new 16 bedroom complex needs care home completes


Left to Right Royal Bank of Scotland Relationship Manager Stephanie Gray, Sue Dunford Owner of Community Places and Royal Bank of Scotland Credit Manager Karen GillespieA brand new state of the art specialist care home for adults with learning difficulties and complex needs has opened in Sprotbrough, Doncaster.


Owned by care provider Community Places, the new 16 bed facility has been funded with support from Royal Bank of Scotland and was officially opened by The Civic Mayor of Doncaster David Nevett at an event held on Friday August, 12.


Divided into three separate, self-contained care units, Community Places Sprotbrough provides both permanent and respite residential care. In one of the units, there are four self-contained apartments each with its own bedroom, lounge, kitchen and en-suite bathroom. Residents here will also enjoy their own private gardens.


The second unit is designed to cater for high dependency needs and contains five en-suite bedrooms, and a specialist bedroom with a separate sensory communal bathroom. The third part of the facility is a medium dependency unit with six en-suite bedrooms.  Community Places Sprotbrough also has a variety of communal areas including four lounges, a dining room, a resident’s skills kitchen, two sensory showers, a hydrotherapy sensory bathroom and two snoozle rooms. Outside there are landscaped gardens divided into four uses, an allotment, a chill out garden,  a ball play area and an area with a swing.


The new care facility, which cost in excess of £1 million to develop, is fitted with the latest security systems and each room has been designed to ensure that it is suitable for disabled access. All bedrooms and apartments have 24 hour staff support and Community Places has a choice of vehicles available which have been adapted to provide wheelchair access and support to residents so that local community facilities can be accessed.


Community Places is an experienced care home operator, providing specialist residential care for adults with learning difficulties and complex needs.  The organisation runs four other specialist care facilities across Barnsley and Wakefield.  80 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the opening of the new Sprotbrough unit.



Susan Dunford, Director of Community Places said: “Our new residential unit in Sprotbrough is fantastic and will provide much needed care facilities for adults with learning difficulties in the local area.


“The development has been a big project and has required a great deal of investment but I am pleased to say that the new facility is now up and running and we are looking forward to welcoming local families and providing them with the support they need.


“Stephanie Gray from Royal Bank of Scotland has been a great support to us throughout the development process. She has provided excellent guidance since the day we decided to go ahead with the project and has reliably worked alongside us to see the building through to completion.”


Stephanie Gray, Relationship Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “It has been brilliant to work alongside Susan and the team at Community Places to support the development of their latest care home. The new facility is outstanding and will provide much needed support to local families and adults with learning difficulties.”


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