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Aspire Scotland set to open new facility near West Kilbride

Aspire Scotland, part of the Priory Group, provides much needed support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and will be opening a new facility outside West Kilbride before the end of 2018 – creating 15 jobs in the local area. The service will establish close links with the nearby communities of West Kilbride and Largs.

Kilbirnie based Aspire Scotland is set to open doors in November at what will be its eighth residential service in Ayrshire.

The company who were part of an acquisition from The Priory Group in November 2017 receives support from the public and private sector partners who make up ‘Team North Ayrshire’ – an approach which sees partners working together to help local businesses realise their ambitions.

Founded in 2010 with a workforce of 16, the dedicated company has grown over the years, now employing well over 150 members of staff across their facilities, and have plans in place to grow this further over the coming years.

The business provides residential and community-based education for children and young people with additional support needs that require them to be cared for and educated away from home, including autism, social, emotional and complex learning needs.  They aim to ensure the young people in their care grow up with the ambitions, opportunities and skills they need to make a positive difference to their lives.

The new development, located just on the outskirts of West Kilbride, will complement the wide-ranging services already offered by the business including residential care, education and community facilities. All children and young people are encouraged to follow their hopes and fulfil their potential during their time staying with Aspire Scotland.

Once opened, the service will provide a relaxed environment for five children and young people to learn in surroundings through provisions including stables and vast land space.  This will give them the opportunity to flourish and develop in therapeutic and nurturing conditions.

Karen Sloss, Residential Services Manager, said:  "It is our belief to promoting real-life experiences for our children and young people which will best equip them for the challenges and opportunities that they will face in adulthood."

Posted on Wednesday 21st November 2018