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Voyage Care to create three new sites

Specialist care operator invests in expansion of its brain injury rehabilitation provision



Specialist care operator Voyage Care is expanding its brain injury provision with the creation of three new sites, with construction already underway on its flagship service in the North West. 

Voyage Care is investing in specialist brain injury rehabilitation sites in Ellesmere Port, Chesterfield and South Shields, bringing vital additional beds and resource to localities across the country. 

The provider, which already has 19 brain injury sites, is set to open its Ellesmere Port service in early 2024, with its two further openings set for spring. 

Construction is underway to create the purpose-built 28-bed development in Ellesmere Port, which will provide resource for across the rehabilitation journey with two buildings offering residential care and self-contained flats. 

Specialising in slow stream rehabilitation, Voyage Care’s new service will also be designed to offer long-term placements for people with ongoing or permanent support needs. 

The site joins existing Voyage Care services in Cheshire and Merseyside, and will become a flagship service for the North West region. 

It continues the care provider’s strategy of investing in local developments, to enable more brain injury survivors to remain in their local area for their rehabilitation, rather than facing potential relocation to elsewhere in the country. 

Placements manager Louise Houghton said: “Opening our flagship service in Ellesmere Port will provide additional step-down, community-based, functional rehabilitation places in a location that’s lacking this level of specialist input, and will create around 30 new jobs for local people.” 

Operations director of Voyage Care, Vicki Bennett, said: “We’re embarking on an ambitious growth period, one which will see us further cement our position in brain injury rehabilitation across the UK.

“Ellesmere Port is the first of several new developments that will open in 2024, joining our expansive portfolio of services across the North West of England. 

“This demonstrates our continued commitment to providing high quality support pathways for people living with an acquired brain injury.”