Andrew Murray, Development Director at Danshell, said: “When considering the service we would offer at Coulby Lodge careful consideration was given to establishing what the local authority and health commissioners needed. The message came back loud and clear ‘local services for local people’ so this is what we are providing and there has been considerable interest already.
“The team at Coulby Lodge will be focused on ensuring that service users are part of the local community and wherever possible can access education, employment and meaningful recreational activities to meet their needs.”
Mel Ramsey, Danshell’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Danshell is committed to supporting people in a manner that enables them to do the things that most of us take for granted such as spending time with family and friends, having something to look forward to each day, learning new skills and feeling included and valued in their own community.
“Quality of care is at the heart of everything we do and we will carry on listening to all our stakeholders, but importantly, to the people who use our services and their families and ensure they have the support they need to speak up and participate.”
Danshell, which was founded in 2010, has grown rapidly to become one of the largest independent sector providers of specialist learning disability services with 23 services across the country.