City of York Council has announced that they have appointed United Response to deliver services for adults with learning disabilities at the new Burnholme health and wellbeing campus.
Building work is progressing well, and United Response will run the activity base (as part of the campus) which will offer personalised care and advice in a safe environment.
The council has agreed a three year contract with United Response, which may potentially be extended by a further two years.
The base will also provide various opportunities such as education, employment, independent living skills and more to help adults with learning disabilities to live independently.
The whole site will see over £35m of public and private sector investment and provide care, health, community and sports facilities as well as new housing, and is expected to be ready in 2018.
Councillor Paul Doughty, Conservative spokesperson for adult social care and health, said: “This activity base will be an excellent addition to the campus at Burnholme which will offer a range of fantastic community facilities. when completed adults with learning disabilities will have access to personalised support to help them live independent lives, and learning and employment opportunities in an ideal environment.”