Brandon Trust provides new learning disability services in Warwickshire
Friday 31 July 2015

Learning Disability Day ServicesCharity Brandon Trust is pleased to announce it will be providing community day support services to adults with learning disabilities and autism in Warwickshire from 1 September.

It follows a Warwickshire County Council tendering process in which Brandon was successfully awarded the contract in May to run the Sesame Centre in Rugby and the Ramsden Centre in Nuneaton, which currently support a combined total of 37 people.

A subsequent transition process has enabled Brandon Trust to prepare for operational integration from the transfer date, and a series of welcome and information sharing meetings have provided the opportunity to meet customers, carers and staff.

Brandon Trust Area Director Ingrid Vlam said: "Brandon Trust is very excited to have the opportunity to work in Warwickshire.

"Our charity has successfully supported people in neighbouring Gloucestershire since 2006 and we look forward to making a positive contribution to the development of day opportunities at the Ramsden and Sesame Centres. We’ll work in partnership with all stakeholders using our skills, experience and knowledge to enrich people’s lives based on their own needs and aspirations."

Cllr Jose Compton, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, said: "We are delighted that a charity with the proven track record of Brandon Trust will be taking over the services for people with such complex needs. We are confident that the transition will be very smooth and that the centres' customers will continue to receive the highest level of care."

Cllr Maggie O'Rourke, Chair of Adult Social Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny, said; "The County Council will work closely with Brandon Trust to ensure that the services delivered enable those with learning disabilities and high support needs to achieve positive outcomes including improved health and well-being, engagement with their local community, increased independence and enhanced quality of life."