Deanston House in Doune, Stirlingshire, has become the latest business to join Swanton’s portfolio of care services and the first acquisition in Scotland.
The service, which Swanton has acquired from Echo UK, supports adults who are living with complex learning disabilities, including autism.
When people move into Deanston House, they’re able to live independently in one of the three suites, which all have their own lounge/diner and kitchenette.
Registered Manager Celia Peat and her team are there to help the people they support to build confidence, maintain existing skills and develop new ones, focusing on positive outcomes for all.
Swanton’s vision for Deanston House is to further build on the strength of the service currently. In the future, they would like to develop a supported living service within Stirling and Clackmannanshire which will empower people supported there to move into the local community when the time is right.
Swanton’s Regional Director for Scotland, David Brand, said it was fantastic to welcome Deanston House and looks forward to working together.
David said: “We are delighted to be working with Celia and her team now that Deanston House is part of the Swanton family.
“In the future, we hope to provide the final piece in the jigsaw for people supported by developing a high-quality supported living service.
“By doing so, we’re creating more opportunities for people we support to live as independently as possible in their own homes.”
Deanston House is a 19th-century country manor that has been sensitively renovated to provide high-quality accommodation for the people who live there.
As well as having their own suites, there is also access to communal facilities, including a gym, skills kitchen, and numerous activities areas.
During her 28 years of experience in health and social care settings, Celia – a Registered Learning Disability Nurse – has gained valuable insight.
Celia said: “I’m passionate about social inclusion and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live their life to the fullest.
“At Deanston House, we support people to become as independent as possible by having a choice and a voice.
“Seeing the people we support from the assessment stage to achieving their personal goals and life skills is the best reward for my team and me.”