Aspire will be opening a new purpose-built facility for vulnerable people in need of specialist support in Long Eaton at the beginning of next year. Aspire already operates two successful centres for mental health care in Ilkeston and Sandiacre, with another facility in Heanor due to open its doors in the autumn. We have now secured planning permission for a dedicated residential treatment centre for people with personality disorder, challenging behaviour and learning difficulties.

The project has had positive support from Derbyshire MP Maggie Throup, who visited Riverside Gardens and Chilwell House recently and admired our person-centred approach and continued journey through treatment, rehabilitation and eventual discharge back into the community.

Founder of Aspire, Dr Ivan Bakaltchev, comments, “I’m delighted that this innovative project has had the green light. The facility, Boden House, will offer the latest treatment in an environment designed to be supportive and safe; in addition to services such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we will provide specialised Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy, a relatively new integrative therapeutic approach aimed at treating personality disorders.

Aspire Health and Care is all about providing better care, better service and better outcomes for our service users, which ultimately means better value for money for the NHS.”

The new development will include 20 single bedroom apartments and 4 two bedroom apartments in three self-contained units, as well as communal and therapeutic areas. An onsite Activity Centre will offer structured and supervised group activities such as drama and art therapy, supporting vulnerable people in building confidence in social situations and providing opportunity for building new skills.

Work is already underway on the new facility and Boden House is scheduled to open in January 2017.
“Our goal is sustained recovery, providing practical coping strategies to manage mental health and disruptive behaviours going forward, and ultimately creating the confidence for people to resume an independent life back in the local community,” Dr Bakaltchev says. “Boden House is a new departure for us and will offer an entirely different approach to people suffering with personality disorder or learning difficulties.”