THE Richmond Fellowship Scotland has handed over the keys to the first of 21 newly built homes at their Todhill service in North Ayrshire.

Located between the towns of Kilwinning and Stevenston, Todhill was established in the early 20th Century by Dr George Carter Cossar as a centre for rehabilitation through farming activity.

It later developed into the setting for a residential care service and day support service for people with learning disabilities and mental health support needs.

Ownership of Todhill was eventually transferred to The Richmond Fellowship Scotland in 2014.

With designs influenced by the semi-rural setting and agricultural heritage of Todhill, the one-bedroom apartments provide contemporary living and practical support environments that

include integrated digital systems allowing for the application of a wide range of care technologies.

The personalised support on offer at Todhill includes a dedicated member of The Richmond Fellowship Scotland’s specialist Positive Behaviour Support Team.

This means that the homes and services are suitable for people with complex support needs.

Austen Smyth, Chief Executive, for the Richmond Fellowship Scotland said: “We have an ethos of “Make Improvements”.

“These apartments will be a beacon of what can be achieved; bringing together skilled support with quality housing to support people to live their own lives in their own accommodation”.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is Scotland’s largest third sector social care provider.

They offer outcomes focused services to people with a wide range of health and care needs including learning disabilities, autism, mental ill-health, and psychical disabilities.

For more information, contact the Executive Director, Teresa Dellett on 07715 371168