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18.07.19

Lyndon House respite service moving to new purpose-built complex

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust is commissioning a new, purpose-built site to help support it’s children’s respite care service, currently based at Lyndon House in Solihull.

The Lyndon House service caters for children with a learning disability and associated complex health needs, supporting both the children and their families.

The new state-of-the-art respite care home is planned for development in Marston Green, Solihull.

Nationally, there has been increasing focus on transforming care for children with learning disabilities and/or autism with the need to improve community support.

Following the approval of the Lyndon House business case by the trust board earlier this year, the multi-million pound redevelopment incorporates a purpose-built eight-bedded unit on the site of the Ivy Lodge homes in Solihull.

Rob Spencer, associate director of operations for the Learning Disabilities (LD) and Autism Directorate, said: “We have made a real commitment to our patients and their families with this significant investment by the Trust, and this is just one of a series planned for this directorate and its services.

“Over the years, we have seen so many families benefit from the existing service, so we are very pleased this new build will ensure our patients, families and staff have the best possible environment in which to provide and receive the right care, now and in the future.

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“It is early days in the planning stages, with designs for the new eight-bedded unit still on the drawing board.

“Staff from the Lyndon House service are working closely at this early stage with the designers, whilst consulting with patients and families on the plans. As care providers, we need to ensure the layout is fit for purpose, creating a range of flexible environments that are adaptable for our patients’ complex health needs.

“We believe this type of development, and the others planned for the directorate in the near future, will make a real difference to the people in our care.”

Nurse manager at Lyndon House, Debra Tuohey-Pope, said: “Families require the right support to meet their child’s needs in a safe environment, with appropriately trained and competent staff.

“We endeavour to offer a person centred approach to ensure each child and family have positive outcomes in the hope that they will achieve  their full potential.

“This new building will allow us to offer a more flexible approach to the offer of short  breaks whilst helping the service grow and provide additional support for more families who need specialist respite care.”

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