BY KLTV Newsdesk
Construction will soon begin to extend the Cherry Trees Respite facility in Shepley, Huddersfield.
Contractors Walter West will move onto the site later this month to make preparations to extend the existing building.
New facilities will include a Sensory Bathroom that features a multi-sensory bath; and a Sensory Room, with multi-sensory facilities to suit various sensory needs.
The new service will be accessible to all existing and new service users.
The existing service has been serving the community for awhile now, but say they are now seeing more young people entering adulthood with more complex and profound needs, including those with Autism who need improved facilities.
£735,000 has been allocated to extend this facility which offers short stays to adults with learning disabilities and associated support needs in order to give their family carers a break.
This investment decision was made to ensure that the facility is able to support the next generation of individuals and enable them to stay well and continue living with their families.
Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “I’m delighted to see work starting on this exciting project to support our vulnerable adults with multiple and complex learning disabilities.
“The improved facilities will continue to provide a much needed break for all the amazing carers who can sometimes find it difficult to care for loved ones with additional needs.
“The improvements to the environment will ensure individuals receive an even better experience during their stay. The project will also contribute to our overall objective of promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents.
“I look forward to seeing the completion of this key project in keeping our residents safe and well.”
The facility is expected to re-open in spring 2021 and further information can be found on the council’s website.
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