Jobs on the way at new Hartlepool care centre

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A NEW multi-million pound specialist care development for vulnerable adults has been unveiled.

Burbank Mews off Burbank Street – a development of four high-quality, purpose-built bungalows – is being run by Mariner Care.

OFFICIAL OPENING: Left to right, Coun Robbie Payne, Mariner Care chief executive Chris Pooley and Hartlepool Borough Council chief executive Dave Stubbs open the Burnbank Mews complex

OFFICIAL OPENING: Left to right, Coun Robbie Payne, Mariner Care chief executive Chris Pooley and Hartlepool Borough Council chief executive Dave Stubbs open the Burnbank Mews complex

It was officially opened by Hartlepool Borough Council chief executive Dave Stubbs and Councillor Robbie Payne, the chairman of the council’s Regeneration Services Committee and a local ward councillor.

The development will create 57 jobs by the end of March next year when this part of the scheme is expected to be fully occupied.

The bungalows have been built on the former council-owned Bridge Youth Centre site. The properties – two of which have four bedrooms and the others two bedrooms – will provide 24-hour care to 12 vulnerable adults with a range of challenging behaviour and learning disabilities.

They have been built for Mariner Care by the Robertson Construction Group and represent the first phase of an investment that is eventually expected to total more than £4.5 million.

Bosses say the development would provide a level of care that is not currently available in the town, meaning that some people would no longer have to be sent elsewhere to receive the care they required – in line with a recently-published Government White Paper.