Sheffield base to support adults with motor disorders

A charity for residents with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders is to expand its services for adults with the opening of a new facility.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 1:21 pm

Located at the Smithywood Business Park – just two miles from Paces current headquarters the 8,000 square foot base will allow Paces Living adult services to grow and support three-times as many adults in the future.

It will mean more places for more individuals, who will be able to easily access the facility from across South Yorkshire and beyond, as well as providing an improved space to offer education sessions that improve the mobility of those who have acquired brain injuries.

Paces is a specialist centre, charity and school.

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In time, Paces will also develop a service for young adults aged between 18-25 to ensure the organisation is able to offer the best possible care for those who need it no matter what their age.

Dr Spencer Pitfield, Chief Executive of Paces, said: “This is an exciting moment for Paces and a step forward for our vision of never having to turn people away from accessing the support we offer.

“Moving our adult services to a modern facility at Smithywood will allow us to help more individuals with the care we are renowned for, enabling them to be independent, build relationships and achieve their potential.

“We know there is too little provision for adults with motor disorders and brain injuries across Yorkshire – whether that’s recovering from a Stroke, living with Cerebral Palsy or facing a diagnosis of Parkinson’s."

The Smithywood site will also be the new home for the charity’s staff. www.pacesliving.org.uk​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​