New facility opened in Solihull for people with complex needs - The Solihull Observer

New facility opened in Solihull for people with complex needs

Solihull Editorial 12th Feb, 2021   0

A NEW purposed built living block has been opened for people with a learning disability.

The Rainbow Unit, based in Brooklands Hospital in Marston Green is set to support those with a learning disability and autism to prepare for supported community living.

The unit, which is ran by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) which cover Coventry and Solihull, has a self-contained apartment which includes a lounge area, bedroom and en-suite, with access to their own outside area.

There will also be a day space area, kitchen, laundry, waiting room, therapy and multi-faith room.

Mel Coombes, chief executive of CWPT said: “We are delighted that our ambitious plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility for people with complex needs has opened despite the difficulties we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a testament to our staff, and everyone involved in making sure the new facilities are completed for people who require our services despite the additional pressures we have experienced during the pandemic.

“Staff and our service users have been involved throughout, which will enable us to provide high quality, flexible care that meets the needs of service users. I am very proud of what everyone has accomplished.

“We look forward to moving on to the next phase in our transformation programme to ensure we continue to provide high quality services.

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