To deliver the highest standard of care and rehabilitation for people with physical and learning disabilities, we urgently 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. Our residents will have real control over their surroundings – for example turning on their TV, opening and closing their blinds, and controlling their heating and lighting without help from carers.
Facilities will include:
- 30 standard ensuite bedrooms for disabled residents with complex needs
- 16 large ensuite rooms with kitchenette for more independent living
- One 1-bed and one 2-bed studio
- assistive technology in every bedroom to help increase independence
- new, state-of-the-art therapy gym and therapy rooms
- recreation rooms, multi-purpose communal rooms and informal social areas
- large, spacious dining rooms
- resident training kitchen and laundry facilities
- landscaped, 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 landscaped grounds outside. This will provide a peaceful, calming and relaxed environment, aiding recovery.
Therapy areas will be clearly separated from accommodation to create distinct ‘rest’ and ‘work’ spaces for rehabilitation.
We have planned the building work to be complete by December 2019, and after bringing in all the furniture and equipment needed to make it liveable and homely, 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
Or please consider setting up a direct debit.Direct debits allow us to plan in a more efficient way, save us some administrative costs and let us set budgets with the reassurance that we have the income to back the decisions we make. If you are able to consider a regular gift to QEF, please click to download our Direct Debit Form.