SOCIAL care charity Cornerstone will be providing the care for the residents of the new £7.6 million Bessie Dunlop Court in Dalry.

The Ayrshire charity will be supporting the residents to live independently.

Branch Leader, Carly Nesvat, said: “We are privileged to support the individuals who are moving into Bessie Dunlop Court.

“It’s a really exciting time. The new service will allow the people we support to transition to their own tenancies and develop an increased level of independence.

“Through working closely with our new tenants, as well as their families and carers, our skilled support workers will use a person-centred approach to help them set tailored goals, settle in quickly and thrive in their new homes”.

The new service at Betty Dunlop Court is part of a £7.66million project to provide a total of 49 new, modern and energy efficient council homes at the site of former Watt Court.

The full development comprises a Sheltered Housing complex, amenity bungalows, as well as the Cornerstone-run supported accommodation.

Cornerstone supports over 3,000 people with disabilities and other long-term health conditions across Scotland including Ayrshire.

The charity provides care and support services to more than 100 people in Ayrshire including adults and older adults, young people, and children, all with a range of additional needs including physical and learning

disabilities, long term health conditions, addictions and mental health needs.

This year marks the charity’s 40th anniversary of providing care and to commemorate it the team took on the 40 miles for 40 years of care.

They ran, walked, cycled and even spacehopped 40 miles in their local area and raise £100 each for Cornerstone.

Louise Baxter, founding trustee of Cornerstone’s late founder Nick said: “Every year, since 1980, has been a milestone in Cornerstone’s journey, taking the charity from nothing to supporting 3,000 people with disabilities across Scotland.

“An achievement we are all proud of.

“The challengers whether it was walking, cycling or running helps to ensure Cornerstone will be there for the next 40 years.”