Our journey continues – an update on our service for young adults.
The new building will be located alongside our existing building in Trentham and will provide facilities for day care and overnight respite, and will encourage independent living as much as possible for our young adults. There will also be the space to offer a wide range of physical and emotional therapies. Its construction is being generously funded by The Denise Coates Foundation.
On the ground floor there’ll be a large, open plan communal area, entertainment area, group and physiotherapy rooms, WC and changing facilities and a large communal garden. There will also be a large kitchen where our young adults will be able to practise their cooking skills.
The five bedrooms with be located on the first floor – this is something that our young people felt very strongly about, as they wanted to feel like they were “going up” to bed. It also means that our young adults won’t be disturbed by those coming in for day care services. There will be four standard bedrooms and a larger “sleepover” room and each bedroom will have access to an ensuite bathroom.
On the top floor, set in the roof space, there will be two large meeting rooms and one small meeting room, as well as a small kitchen / tea room. This design will give lots of extra storage space within the roof voids and there will also be a lift which will allow wheelchair access to all floors.
Building work is well underway and we hope that the new service will be completed by early 2019.
It’s a really exciting time at The Donna Louise and we look forward to sharing more information with you as the project progresses.