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Voyage Care rolls out the pink carpet for the grand opening of Cleadon Court

by Kirsty Kirsty

There’s no stopping Voyage Care! 

The UK’s leading provider of specialist care and support for people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and other complex needs officially opened Cleadon Court in South Shields, Tyne and Wear last month – the second of three new brain injury rehabilitation services the company is opening across the North of England this year.

Cleadon Court is a key part of Voyage Care’s ambitious plans to bring specialist care to those that need it in local communities – and the grand opening proved to be a wonderful mix of celebration and pride.

The Voyage Care brain injury team were in attendance, prepping Cleadon Court for the opening ceremony by rolling out the pink carpet for the guest of honour, Mayor of South Tyneside, Counsellor Faye Cunningham, who welcomed VIPs from health and social care partners as well as members of the local community.

Making a positive difference

The opening of Cleadon Court follows the opening of Linnet Mews in Chesterfield in April, as Voyage Care continues to expand brain-injury provision across the North, where demand remains high, and expert-led, active rehabilitation is needed to help people with brain injuries to reclaim their lives and reintegrate into local communities.

Voyage Care’s Operations Director, Vicki Bennett expressed her excitement about the impact Cleadon Court will have for those with brain injuries – within the local area and beyond. 

Beaming with pride, she said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have had the mayor here to showcase our incredible new brain injury care home, Cleadon Court. This will make such a difference to the lives of people with brain injuries in the North of England, so I’m excited to finally get people here to start their active rehabilitation journeys with us.”

And in a heart-rending speech, Mayor Cunningham shared her personal connection with brain injuries at the opening ceremony, emphasising the importance of specialist services like Cleadon Court: 

“It is an absolute honour and pleasure to open the new Voyage Care brain injury care home, Cleadon Court, as it’s a subject dear to my heart. My grandson had a horrendous accident in Australia, which caused a brain injury, and he has recovered very slowly.

“Had he had access to a service like Cleadon Court, I’m sure his journey to recovery would have been a lot faster and much easier for our family. This is going to be really important for South Tyneside and I am thrilled to have been a part of this!” 

After their moving speeches, together Vicki and Mayor Cunningham cut Voyage Care’s iconic pink ribbon and officially opened Cleadon Court.

State-of-the-art support

Kitted-out with cutting-edge facilities, every inch of Cleadon Court has been purposefully designed to accommodate the needs of those with brain injuries. Featuring a training kitchen with adjustable countertops for daily living skills development, and a therapy room for one-to-one therapy sessions, the centre will support the delivery of active rehabilitation and promote positive outcomes. 

Benefitting from eight specially designed ensuite bedrooms and five self-contained apartments, Cleadon Court provides residential support for people in the initial stages of their rehabilitation journey, as well as a transitional pathway for those ready to live more independently.

The care home also has a mood-regulating colour scheme and carefully curated grounds that envelop the property – all designed to enhance the emotional wellbeing of those Voyage Care supports.

Cleadon Court is another shining example of Voyage Care’s commitment to providing high-quality, specialist care for individuals with brain injuries on their journey to regaining independence and living the lives they choose.

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