In September 2013, The Chantry residential care home, Groby Lane, Leicester was restored from a near derelict state and adapted for service users who have Autism, Aspergers and associated challenging behaviour, it was completed in the summer of 2014. The project was overseen by Freedom Care director Joseph Kinch, Project management consultants MDA Consulting and local Leicestershire builders SP&AJ building and design services. The project was funded in conjunction with Barclays bank and was overseen by David Tomlinson, senior Barclays business manager for the Leicestershire and Warwickshire area.
The restoration project was such a successful project, that we decided to enter the property into the Pinders Healthcare design awards under the ‘regeneration’ category. In December we were told that the care home had made it as a finalist in this category with 2 other amazing projects.
On the 25th March 2015, in front of 650 delegates the awards ceremony at the Lancaster hotel London saw Freedom Care win the award for the best national regeneration project 2015.
Quote from Joseph Kinch Director of Freedom Care: “This is such an amazing achievement for all of our team at Freedom Care, especially as we are a smaller company than most of the other entrants of these awards. We feel really proud to have received this recognition from an esteemed competition such as this and feel that it tops off 2 years of really hard work by all of those people involved at Freedom Care.”