£573,000 revamp for The Waymead CentreBy Becky Barnes
February 04, 2013
A respite care centre has been given a £573,000 makeover to bring it up to date for people in need.
The Waymead Centre, in St Anthony’s Close, offers people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities the chance to stay for a short-term break away from their families and gain independence.
Cllr Dale Birch, executive member for adult services, health and housing, said: “It is state-of-the-art with a high quality of work that has gone into it.”
The centre will be officially reopened by the mayor of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Jennie McCracken, on Monday, February 11.
Zoë Johnstone, chief officer, Adults and Joint Commissioning, said: “Improvements include five ground-floor en-suite bedrooms for people with severe mobility needs.
“There are also refurbished day facilities and two flats for assessments and training and/or emergency accommodation.”