Respite service prepares for open day - The Solihull Observer

Respite service prepares for open day

Solihull Editorial 28th Oct, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

AN OPEN day at a Solihull respite service will allow visitors to take a look at the facilities and services on offer – and Silhillians are invited to attend by the Council.

The event will take place on Friday (November 6) from 11am-3pm and will enable people to learn more about the service in a casual, friendly environment.

The Short Breaks Respite Service in Downing Close, Knowle is a residential facility for adults with learning disabilities, who may also have physical and sensory disabilities or mobility issues, offering individual support to people and their carers.

People can visit the centre for just a few hours during the day, overnight or for longer stays lasting one or two weeks at a time.

The service aims to assist people with developing social experiences and encourages them to learn new skills while their carers can take a well-deserved break from caring.

Staff at the respite service work closely with families and carers to build a strong relationship and create a home away from home for its visitors.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “I would wholeheartedly encourage service users and carers to visit the centre‚Äôs open day and learn about the wonderful support available to them.

“The short breaks respite facility provides a valuable service to the people of Solihull and allows our carers a much-needed break from their tireless efforts.”

The Short Breaks Respite Service is based at 7 Downing Close, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0QA, and will be open between 11am and 3pm.

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