Care provider Cygnet Health Care has officially opened of Pindar House, a new 22-bed facility in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The new facility will provide a much-needed service not currently catered for in Yorkshire and the Humber, helping to reduce out of area placements and support people returning to community living.

Cygnet Pindar House is designed to aid the recovery of patients affected by ABI, and provide longer term care to help and manage progressive neurological conditions, such as Huntington’s disease. 

It will offer specialised care and treatment for men over 18 years old, also catering for patients with complex physical needs, such as mobility impairments. 

The purpose-built facility has been designed to provide clinically-led, evidence-based neuropsychiatric care for service users.

Manager Jackie Ewington said: “We have a carefully designed rehabilitation model which is formulated to maximise the potential and ability of each service user.

“We will put patients at the heart of their treatment and offer a wide range of activities and therapies to promote independence. We’ll be doing lots of activities and our outside space will be used to the maximum to get the men out and about moving, active and engaged.”

The building features multiple therapy spaces, communal and quiet lounges and is accessible for all residents.

Cygnet Pindar House is working in partnership with NHS and local authority commissioners, as well as the third sector and other key partners.

Dr Tony Romero, CEO Cygnet Health, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of Cygnet Pindar House, which will support the healthcare network in Yorkshire and the Humber to deliver highly-specialised neuropsychiatric care.

“As an organisation committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our patients and their loved ones, we’re looking forward to providing bespoke support to those who need our specialist care. We are also pleased to be bringing new jobs and investment into the local economy and are committed to working together with the local community.”