A FORMER pub has been transformed into the headquarters of a company which helps people with physical and mental problems.

The Gate Inn at Dodworth is now the new headquarters of Aspire in the Community - a private provider of care for people who have learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

Sharon Tinsley explained: "Our commitment to 'ordinary living' is a key factor. The service enables people to have greater choice, control and freedom over the support they receive."

The Gate will provide a resource centre, a base for day services, domiciliary and supporting living services plus two self-contained single apartments.

Sharon said: "We would love anyone interested to drop in, to meet with some of our service users and staff and learn about our new services."