Specialist provider acquires autism group

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Complex needs care provider Swanton Care & Community has acquired the specialist care group Autism North, based in north east England. Autism North comprises five autism care homes and an autism-specific activity centre. The properties are located in the Sunderland and Durham areas. Altogether 34 beds have been added to the Swanton Care portfolio, making a total of 153 beds within the group. Additionally there are plans to develop the properties to create sixteen more beds in the Autism North group. With the planned opening of a variety of care homes and facilities, Swanton says it plans to become one of the fastest growing specialist care groups in the UK. Swanton managing director Paul Hill said there were 12 developments in the pipeline which would add another 150 beds to the group over the next two years. “Swanton’s vision for its service users is one of enabling people with complex needs to achieve their goals by working with them and the local community to develop an effective pattern of service,”

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