Respite care home for those with learning disabilities moving to state-of-the-art centre - The Solihull Observer

Respite care home for those with learning disabilities moving to state-of-the-art centre

Solihull Editorial 17th Jul, 2019 Updated: 18th Jul, 2019   0

A RESPITE centre for children with learning disabilities is moving to a new state-of-the-art facility.

Lyndon House in Solihull is set to relocate to a new site on Coleshill Road in Marston Green.

The eight bed unit will be part of the same site as Ivy House, with both run by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Both buildings will cater for those with learning disabilities, with Lyndon House also supporting children with autism and mental health problems.

Nurse manager Debra Tuohey-Pope said: “Families require the right support to meet their child’s needs in a safe environment, with appropriately trained and competent staff. We endeavour to offer a person centred approach to ensure each child and family have positive outcomes in the hope that they will achieve their full potential.

“This new building will allow us to offer a more flexible approach to the offer of short breaks while helping the service grow and provide additional support for more families who need specialist respite care.

“Lyndon House staff work in collaboration with parents, carers and external agencies with the aim of providing a service that truly reflects a ‘home from home’.”

Plans for the new building are being drawn up by designers working with staff and parents, with the unit set to cost millions of pounds.

A parent whose children use the current site at Lyndon House said:“This is a wonderful service, helping the family so much, whilst my children stay here. Creating a brand new building that incorporates so many features and outdoor space will make a positive difference to them.

“The staff are really focused, giving so much time and energy to the care they provide and developing the children’s abilities and skills, things we can adapt and develop at home.

“It’s a great support knowing you have people around you with the right skills and experience in caring for children like mine. Lyndon House gives so much support and help in what can be extremely stressful situations for the family. It’s a life changer for all those involved.”


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