Lakewood Court and Wellbeing Centre opens
Lakewood Court and Wellbeing Centre has officially opened its doors this morning following a major refurbishment and extension, that includes the introduction of a state of the art Sensory Room to complement the superb services delivered at the centre
Lakewood Wellbeing Centre at Severn Drive in Wellington is a service for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex care needs, including dementia, which delivers high quality individual programmes of meaningful and stimulating activities for people both from Lakewood Court and the wider community.
Lakewood Court offers long term, short term and respite residential services, supporting people with high quality personalised care to live happy and healthy lives, promoting independence, choice and community involvement, working with family, carers and health professionals to develop that tailored support.
Bringing the two centres together, residential customers from Lakewood Court, as well as other customers, will now have greater opportunity to use the facilities at the Wellbeing Centre.
Lakewood Court also has a number of fully resourced independent living flats, to support customers to move into their own accommodation. .
Councillor Arnold England, cabinet member for Adult Social Care, said: “The improved services that will be delivered following the Council’s investment in the two centres, shows the Council’s commitment to services and facilities for the most vulnerable residents in the borough.
“The importance of providing high quality care for our most vulnerable adults is further supported by the overwhelming agreement during the latest budget consultation that two percent of the rise in Council Tax is to be allocated specifically to adult social care provision.
“However, Lakewood Court and Wellbeing Centre is not the only centre where investment is being made. A brand new facility is shortly to open in Hollinswood, the Community Activity and Wellbeing Service, which is currently based at Halesfield.
“I’m delighted that Lakewood Court and Wellbeing Centre is now open and hope we see many more clients using the fantastic services that the centre has to offer.”
Lakewood Court and Wellbeing centre is part of the Council's My Options - Activity Wellbeing and Care Services which provide a wide range of person-centred support to vulnerable adults and young people including support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, young people leaving care and older people. Services include registered residential support, Community Activity and Wellbeing services, a Shared Lives scheme as well as providing individual support to people in the community and in their own homes.
For more information about My Options Services visit www.myoptionstelford.co.uk or call My Options on 01952 381317.