Family's Eden Valley care project

Date: Friday 11th August 2017
Natalie Brass (left) and Annmarie Taylor with Croft House in the background.
Natalie Brass (left) and Annmarie Taylor with Croft House in the background.

PLANS have been revealed for specialist care provision in the Eden Valley for young adults with learning difficulties.

The project has been borne out an Eden family’s need for care for two of their daughters and a desire to help other local families. It is set to open at Croft House and adjoining cottages in Bolton, near Appleby, in November after the property was bought earlier this year by Les and Julie Brass, who live at Shap and farm in Crosby Ravensworth.

The project is being largely developed by their eldest daughter, 28-year-old Natalie, along with family friend Annmarie Taylor, of Appleby, who has set up a new care company to manage it.

Les and Julie’s two youngest daughters, Amie, aged 24, and 18-year-old Hannah are both autistic and have severe learning difficulties, meaning they need a high level of care.

Full story in Saturday's paper