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Mears Care takes over autism services

Aberdeenshire Council has appointed Mears Care, a leading provider of care services across the UK, to take over the full-time care of four vulnerable young adults in Peterhead.The young adults have a range of complex needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders and require support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to live independently in their own supported accommodation.Mears Care already provides similar supported living services to 40 people in Aberdeenshire, managed and operated from our branch in Macduff. The new service in Peterhead is due to start in October.Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership Manager, Philip English, said: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Mears Care. I know a change of provider can be unsettling for service users, but hopefully the appointment of Mears Care will reassure people. We are working with them and the National Autism Society to ensure a smooth transition for service users and staff.”Gwyneth Morrison, Head of Supported Living for Mears Care, said: “Our focus is on supporting service users to maximise their independence, build self-esteem and confidence, and become active citizens in their local community. We look forward to working with these young adults.”


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