Southwood set to open doors
A new hub for vulnerable people is set to be officially opened in Telford next Thursday (14 July).
Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub will officially open following the completion of the building, and the service’s relocation from Halesfield, which has been part of the Council’s redevelopment of Hollinswood Local Centre.
Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub is a service for vulnerable people,
delivering personalised, high quality activities which promote choice, health, wellbeing and independence.
Southwood is one of the service’s community hubs which aim to support people to not only develop skills for independence such as cooking, travel training, money management but also to access a wide range of activities in the community.
This includes outdoor pursuits such as hill walking, fishing, boating, horse riding, sports and leisure activities such as football, swimming, zumba cycling, skating and kick boxing to name just a few.
These are all supported by a highly trained and enthusiastic team that are committed to delivering an excellent service to customers.
Councillor Arnold England, cabinet member for Adult Social Care, said: “The improved services will be delivered following the Council’s investment in the hub.
“It’s location in the heart of our community 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 per cent of the rise in Council Tax is to be allocated specifically to adult social care provision.
“However, Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub is not the only centre where investment has been made. Lakewood Court & Wellbeing Centre recently opened following a major refurbishment and extension.
“I’m delighted that Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub is now open and hope we see many more clients using the fantastic services that the centre has to offer.”
Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub is part of the Council’s My Options - Activity Wellbeing and Care Services, which provide a wide range of individually-tailored 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 The My Options Services visit www.myoptionstelford.co.uk or call My Options on 01952 381317.