Bradbury Gardens gets royal seal of approval
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester has officially opened Bradbury Gardens, our new £6 million accommodation for young people with disabilities.
Based in Pittville, Cheltenham, Bradbury Gardens was designed in consultation with users and staff, and enables residents to live in small peer groups with access to areas for independent living.
The accommodation provides a range of specialist facilities, including ceiling tracking hoists, ensuite bathrooms, assistive technology and height adjustable kitchens and baths. Outside term time Bradbury Gardens will provide respite and short break services to support families.
During her visit The Duchess met students Telma Belo and Georgie Williams. Georgie, who is 19 and uses an electronic communicator, said: ‘This is my first year at National Star and my new home is great. It is important to me because it is the first time I have lived away from my parents.’
‘Bradbury Gardens is beautiful,’ said The Duchess. ‘You said you wanted to create a place where we’d all like to live. You have achieved that. It’s been uplifting to meet the students.’
Thank you to everyone who has generously supported the project and ensured it has become a real home away from home for its residents.
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