To deliver the highest standard of specialist care and neuro rehabilitation for people with complex physical disabilities and learning disabilities, we need to replace tired and ageing facilities. Our purpose-built centre of expertise will be modern and comfortable, and located in attractive Surrey countryside near Leatherhead.
The use of assistive technology in the bedrooms is a unique aspect of the development that continues QEF’s history of pioneering change for disabled people. Service users will have real control over their surroundings – for example turning on the TV, opening and closing blinds, and controlling heating and lighting without needing to wait for assistance.
Facilities will include:
- 48 ensuite bedrooms some with kitchenette
- assistive technology in every bedroom 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
The centre has been environmentally designed using daylighting and modern renewable building materials, including solar panels, to reduce running costs and increase sustainability.
Its modern, airy and bright rooms will draw on the grounds outside. This will provide a modern, homely and relaxed environment.
We have planned the building work to be complete by February 2020, and after bringing in all the furniture and equipment needed to make it liveable, both our Neuro Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services will move in Spring 2020.
Try our technology for yourself
We already have an adapted assistive technology room set up at Independent Living Services for people to visit, to demonstrate the potential benefits for people with disabilities. This is an exciting move that could act as a model for future centres.
If you would like to try this amazing technology for yourself and see the potential it holds for our residents, please contact us on 01372 841132
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