Respite care home in Sheffield undergoes upgrade

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A respite care home in Sheffield has undergone a £320,000 upgrade following feedback from patients and families.

The re-vamp at Longley Meadows has seen new furniture installed, along with sensory and multi-faith rooms.

Longley Meadows is situated in the grounds of the Northern General Hospital. It provides short break accommodation for people with profound intellectual disabilities and complex health conditions.

The home is run by Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust, which invested £250,000 in upgrading the building.

The Trust also spent £70,000 on items including specialist chairs, benches and postural equipment to assist the work of occupational therapists and other staff at the unit.

Manager Glenn Green said: “The upgrade of the unit came about after feedback from families. In particular, carers told us they would prefer to keep the respite facility on this site rather than moving it elsewhere.

“This is a great example of Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust responding to the wishes of those families who access this valued service.”