Ten new jobs are being created at a new residential home in Caistor to support people with mental health conditions.
Middlegate Lodge was previously used as rehabilitation unit for teenagers and when it closed several years ago, was the only one of its kind in the country.
The home aims to provide quality accomodation for six adult service users who no longer need hospital care but seek rehabiliation.
It follows a £150,000 investment in new facilities, by Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group of companies, operators of a range of similar centres across the country, and who took over Middlegate in May.
Middlegate Lodge is sited in extannsive grounds close to Caistor town centre. It will complement the nearby Glebe House, another centre treating the mentally ill. It features five bedrooms and one studio apartment, plus communal rooms and areas.
Manager Jan Wilson will also oversee Glebe, giving a seamless transition for service users to more independent living.
Middlegate Lodge is recruiting support workers, administrators and management, to give users access to experienced and qualified practicioners, who will focus on therapeutic interventions and continuity of care.
“This service for individuals, who require specialist support for mental health needs, will bring high-quality, much needed care provision to Caistor and the surrounding area, said Craegmoor managing director Sarah Hughes.