New care facility in Brechin

Pictured from left are: Janet Lynch, Chairperson, Gowrie Care; Glennis Middleton, Convener, Social Work & Health Committee, Angus Council; Chris Robb, Area Manager, Gowrie Care.
Pictured from left are: Janet Lynch, Chairperson, Gowrie Care; Glennis Middleton, Convener, Social Work & Health Committee, Angus Council; Chris Robb, Area Manager, Gowrie Care.

A new modern and high-tech residential autism care facility was opened in Brechin today (April 29) by Councillor Glennis Middleton, convenor of Angus Council’s social work and health committee.

The new Riverview service in River Street will provide a much needed 24 hour residential support facility for three people on the autism spectrum in Angus.

Speaking at the opening Councillor Middleton said: “This new facility is a very welcome new addition to specialist supported accommodation in Angus. It is such an inspiring and airy space that has been tailored to the specific needs of people with autism, which will greatly enhance their experience of supported living. The council is delighted to be part of the innovative partnership that has brought this much needed facility to fruition.”

Riverview is the result of a complete renovation of a five bedroom house. Trades people from Hillcrest Maintenance Service stripped the property back to its shell before refurbishing it into the sleek and modern care facility it is today. The service will be managed by Gowrie Care.

For more, see next week’s Brechin Advertiser.