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A specialist care provider is continuing its expansion with a new purpose-built addition to its brain injury rehabilitation portfolio. 

Linnet Mews will deliver active, community-based rehabilitation to people in and around Clowne, Chesterfield, to help meet demand in the area. 

The centre, from Voyage Care, will open in spring 2024 following some accessibility work, including the installation of a lift, and will offer six bedrooms and four self-contained apartments to support the pathway to independence. 

Linnet Mews also has facilities including  a consultation room and gym, to support its therapy-led interventions as part of its brain injury rehabilitation work. 

Vicki Bennett, operations director at Voyage Care, said: “Having a therapy quarter in our new development is crucial for promoting tailored rehabilitation pathways. 

“It provides people with brain injuries convenient access to their therapy treatments and fosters a supportive environment for their sessions – which is vital for engagement in rehabilitation. 

“This integration will also promote active rehabilitation, which instils independence and achieves amazing outcomes for people with brain injuries.”

Two new service users were part of a tour of the site, led by Vicki and development manager Karen Beydoun, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what will be on offer ahead of its official opening.

Specialising in slow stream rehabilitation, Linnet Mews supplements Voyage Care’s brain injury services in North Derbyshire that offer longer-term placements for those requiring ongoing or permanent support – enhancing the pathway of specialist, brain injury support in the Midlands. 

With a firm focus on developing daily living skills and regaining independence, the slow stream approach enables people to actively participate in their local community, building links with the local area to support the development of skills for residents. 

It also marks the latest step in Voyage Care’s ongoing expansion, which will see further new openings in the coming months to add to its existing 19 sites, with Linnet Mews to be its 20th. 

The provider is opening sites in Ellesmere Port and South Shields, bringing further local resource to communities nationally. Development of the Ellesmere Port site is underway, with the purpose-built 28-bed home set to open early next year. 

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