Eden Futures established seven new and expanded developments during 2019, increasing the care and support it provides to 650 service users across 167 sites.
The investment in accommodation in Derbyshire, Warrington, Chorley, Nottinghamshire, Scunthorpe and Nottingham City helped the company grow its service user base by 16% and is predicted to drive company growth by 20% this financial year.
Eden Futures is a leading specialist provider of support and enablement for adults with learning disabilities, mental ill-health and autism – and operates primarily across the Midlands and the North of England.
Looking ahead to this year Dawn Berry, chief executive officer, comments:
“We’ll continue to work with developers and registered housing providers this year to develop new services. Our plans already include expansion into Hull and adding complementary sites in Nottingham, Stoke and Blackpool in the first quarter.
“This sustained investment is really important so that people with learning disabilities, mental health and autism can live in appropriate settings and receive the care and support they need in the community, without having to be admitted into hospital.
“Despite this positive progress we still need a greater pipeline and supply of specialist housing for the people we care for. We continue to work closely with the NHS, regulators and social care providers in 2020 to achieve this and reduce the number of people detained in unsuitable accommodation.
“Our biggest wish for the new decade is more investment by the government for specialist social care providers to support this growing demand.”