New respite homes for adults with learning difficulties open in Rotherham

Two new homes have opened their doors to adults with learning disabilities in Rotherham.

By Danielle Andrews, Local Democracy Reporter
Saturday, 20th March 2021, 7:00 am

The four-bedroom, detached houses, part of a new development at Conway Crescent in East Herringthorpe, provide accessible facilities for people requiring respite care.

Conway Crescent replaces two properties at Maltby and Wath, which were not fully accessible.

There are lifts in both houses, with one fitted with ceiling hoists and the other provides an autism-friendly environment.

The two new respite homes have opened

Councillor David Roche , Rotherham Council cabinet member for adult social care and public health said: “The new houses at Conway Crescent will bring the Council’s respite service right up to date with brand new facilities equipped to serve a wider range of people’s needs.

“This new respite service will give more opportunities for carers to have a much needed short break in order to carry out their very important caring roles.”

Julie Moore, head of provider services at Rotherham Borough Council, added: “Being purpose-built we’ve been able to design every room with the people who use the building at the forefront of design decisions. Both buildings are fully accessible, and the rooms are equipped with the latest assistive technologies.

“It was really important to us that the houses were welcoming and somewhere people would look forward to coming to stay. As such, the houses have fresh, modern interiors making them feel like a home away from home.

“Our carers are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide the best care in the best surroundings and we can’t wait to welcome people to Conway.”

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