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Homecoming for young people with autism in Trowbridge
2:00pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Latest News
A new residential home which will look after six young adults with autism has opened in Trowbridge.
The house on College Road is one of two adjacent homes which will cater for people aged 18-20 who require 24/7 care.
It was opened by town mayor Councillor John Knight last week on Wednesday. The keys to the second home are due to be handed over to the organisation Homes Caring for Autism at the end of the year.
Jan Lacey, the company’s recruitment director, said: “We had a good turnout on our opening day from a variety of different people including the parents of people we already support, the parents of prospective new residents, and professionals and social workers who are looking to place people.
“We were delighted to have the mayor visit because we are very keen on integrating the home as part of the community.”
Three of the six places at the home have been filled and 12 staff have been taken on with more expected as the other places are filled.
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