The apartments have individual gardens as well as a kitchen, bedroom and en-suite bathroom. They form the second, and final, phase of a £1.8 million development which provides services and accommodation for those on the autistic spectrum. The project also created more than 30 new senior and support worker jobs in the local area.
The services offered at New Stead House have already been welcomed by local health and social care professionals, and bring high-quality, much needed, care provision to the region.
Comprehensive autism provision
Priory Adult Care officially opened its Redcar residential service for people with autistic spectrum conditions in May 2014. Guests included Ian Swales MP and Mayor of Redcar Councillor Vic Jeffries, who unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.
New Stead House is a purpose-built home on the site of the former Stead hospital on Kirkleatham Street.
It provides, over two floors, 12 single en-suite bedrooms, lounges and a kitchen on both floors, and has been carefully designed for individuals on the autistic spectrum, with the use of therapeutic colours for wall coverings, lighting and furnishings. Residents can choose to have their day activity in the community, activity rooms or in their own private space and there is a sensory room and garden, and access to education and paid employment opportunities.
New Stead House is also close to the sea front, the town centre and walking distance from local amenities. Those who live in New Stead House are usually 18 or older but New Stead House also accommodates people who are 17 moving from children’s services.
Referrals can be made either through Social Services Departments or local health authorities or by an adult acting on an individual’s behalf. Priory Adult Care offers advice about accessing budgets and funding if appropriate.
For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care can offer, please call the enquiries and referrals team on 0808 208 2147 or click here to make an enquiry.