Diego – Service Coordinator
In my previous blog I gave an overview of what the new purpose built building is. Why it is being built and the opportunities it will provide for the people we support.
Today I want to share with you the difference this building will make to people’s lives. I will give you an insight into how the building will look on the outside and inside. Finally I will share an example of what a week would look like for someone accessing Longmead.
At this moment in time we are continuing to provide outreach support when it is possible and safe to do so. We are staying in touch with families, Carers and people we support with welfare calls, offering comprehensive virtual programmes and delivering art and activity packs whilst maintaining person centred plans.
Longmead will provide a focal point for people to develop their skills and enhance their opportunities in the community. This will improve the quality of life of individuals by creating real options amongst society. People will receive a high quality, well structured modern service that is person centred and has a holistic approach.
This new building will encapsulate all the work Surrey Choices has been doing in the last few years around Changing Days. People we support will have more contemporary opportunities and make positive contributions to this community. Longmead will be attractive, dynamic and a place that will provide new and exciting ways to meet the needs of the people we support.
The overall design and quality of the building is a high standard. We are currently working on the interior to match the expectations of this building. It is vital that we get the furniture, IT equipment, room designs, and colours correct. I cannot wait for parents, Carers and people we support to see it finished.
When this building has been completed we anticipate a busy and varied week. You will be learning skills for employment alongside two vocational projects. People will access the community for volunteering, leisure and other facilities. Sensory activities for people with communication needs will be available and we will be using meeting rooms for reviews, person centred planning and community networking.
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