Aspire Mental Healthcare is to open a third facility in Derbyshire, providing much needed supported living accommodation for the elderly and those with learning disabilities in the area.

Bromley House, the former Grade II listed HSBC building, has been acquired by Aspire and will be converted to ten single-bed apartments with an onsite day centre. The project is scheduled for completion this summer.

The move follows the success of Aspire facilities Chilwell House in Ilkeston and Riverside Gardens in Sandiacre, an £800,000 purpose-built facility for people suffering from mental illness, which was fully occupied within weeks of opening in October last year.

According to Dr. Bakaltchev, there is already keen interest in the available apartments, which will also create new jobs for care staff.

Commenting on the success of the Aspire Mental Health Care project, Dr Bakaltchev said:

“There is strong demand for supportive living environments for vulnerable people across Derbyshire and beyond. The NHS is struggling to cope with the long-term support some of their patients require, too often resulting in relapse and readmission to hospital, creating further costs on the public purse. Our success has been based on providing the ongoing support necessary to treat and rehabilitate people, enabling them to recover and lead satisfying, productive lives while saving costs for the NHS.”

The next project is already in view for Aspire, with plans to open a fourth facility in Long Eaton in December this year, which will include 12 assisted living apartments and 12 bed residential care facility for clients with challenging behaviour.