“We want to help more people recover lost skills, strengthen their abilities and live the life they choose.”
Karen Deacon, CEO
Our new, state-of-the-art Care and Rehabilitation Centre will be a centre of disability expertise, bringing a range of expert therapists and specialist nurses under one roof. We will provide vital specialist care for adults with complex, life long physical disabilities and learning disabilities, and neuro rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injuries and stroke survivors. The CRC will enable us to offer service users the very best accommodation and expert care available.We are looking forward to moving into this fantastic new centre in Spring 2020.
A comfortable, specialist centre
Our purpose-built centre of expertise will be modern and comfortable, and located in attractive Surrey countryside near Leatherhead.
Every bedroom will include the latest assistive technology, enabling our service users to turn on their TV, open and close their blinds, and control their heating and lighting without assistance.
We will provide a person-centered service to people wth complex disbailities. By setting individual goals for development and enabling people to achieve them, each person will be supported to maximise their independence and achieve their potential.
The centre has been environmentally designed using daylighting and modern renewable building materials, including solar panels, to increase sustainability.The modern, airy and bright rooms will draw on the grounds outside, providing a peaceful and relaxed environment..
Therapy areas will be clearly separated from accommodation to create distinct ‘rest’ and ‘work’ spaces for rehabilitation.
The use of assistive technology in every bedroom is a unique aspect of the development. Service users will have real control over their personal environment, enabling them to control the temperature, lighting, blinds and TV in their room.
We have planned for the building work to be complete by February 2020 and after bringing in all the furniture and equipment needed to make it liveable, both Neuro Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services will move in Spring 2020.
Facilities will include:
- 48 ensuite bedrooms some with kitchenette
- Assistive technology in every bedroom to for greater control over personal environments
- State-of-the-art therapy gym and adaptable therapy rooms
- Multi purpose recreational rooms and informal social areas
- Large, spacious dining rooms
- Resident training kitchen and laundry facilities
- Accessible gardens
Watch our 360 degree film
This 360 degree film shows the development of the Care and Rehabilitation Centre. Use your mouse to look around all the different areas that are being created and hear QEF's Chief Executive, Karen Deacon, explain how this will be a centre of disability expertise, delivering a person-centred service that enables people to achieve their potential.
“In the new Centre all the best elements of our amazing neuro physio service will be built on, and we’ll have the opportunity to change and improve things that we couldn’t before. There will be bigger and better working spaces which will allow our therapy teams to work together even more effectively and help more people”
Katy, QEF physiotherapist
If you would like more information on anything about the new Care and Rehabilitation Centre email CRC@qef.org.uk