Supporting independent living for adults with learning disabilities
We're excited to share plans to extend and improve the existing overnight respite facilities that serve adults with learning disabilities across south Kirklees. Kirklees Council gave approval for plans in January 2019.
Over the last few months of 2019, we worked with service users and their carers to listen to their thoughts which have helped to shape the improvement plans.
The existing service has served the community well since it was initially opened, but we are now seeing more young people entering adulthood with more complex and profound needs including those with Autism who need improved facilities.
The site will include new state-of-the-art facilities including a sensory bathroom, sensory room, quiet room and an immersive room as well as an improved sensory garden.
Please note timelines are subject to change, these are for guidance purposes only.
|February to March 2020||Service transfers to alternative premises|
|March to April 2020||New extension build commences|
|Autumn 2020||Cherry Trees re-opens|
Throughout the building phase the service will be transferring to alternative premises in Heckmondwike (Crescent Dale) to enable continuity of service for service users and to ensure their carers continue to benefit from taking regular breaks in their caring roles.