Ipswich Borough Council is set to help Headway Suffolk to develop the Stephen Hawking Neuro Centre at Mansbrook Boulevard, Ravenswood.
The Centre, set to offer dedicated respite provision for people living with a neurological condition or brain injury, will be specialist supported accommodation provided in Ipswich.
Councillor Martin Cook, Ipswich Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Resources, says:
“Ipswich Borough Council is supporting Headway Suffolk in taking the next big step towards delivering the long-planned Stephen Hawking Neuro Centre.
“We’re looking for suitably qualified property development consultants to help turn Headway Suffolk’s vision into a reality.”
Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive Officer at Headway Suffolk, adds:
“Headway Suffolk is grateful for the support of the Council in moving this forward.
“Working with Ipswich Borough Council to appoint a lead consultant will bring this much needed centre to fruition, so that care and rehabilitation can be delivered in Suffolk, saving people having to move out of county for care.”
The project will be funded by Headway Suffolk with Ipswich Borough Council facilitators helping to progress the scheme.