Springbrook Development Meadow Lane Ainsdale Southport

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Springbrook Development

Major improvements are being made to a centre in Southport to help improve the lives of children with additional needs across the borough.

Works costing more than a quarter-of-a-million pounds will start shortly at Springbrook House, based in Meadow Lane, Ainsdale.

Springbrook House currently provides respite facilities for children with a range of needs. This includes children with severe learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders as well as children who have physical and sensory disabilities and may be wheelchair and/or technology dependent.

But following the planned closure of Nazareth House in Crosby later this month, the centre will now be adapted and equipped to cater for more children with special physical needs.

As part of the scheme, Springbrook House will have a new two-story extension to the side and rear of the existing centre.

A new lift will be installed to the upper floor along with two new bedrooms fully adapted for use by children with profound physical needs. A further new fully adapted toilet will be built along with a new sensory room.

Alterations will also include adaptations to existing bedrooms including the provision of hoists and the works will be carried out primarily through the Children’s Services Capital Programme.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: “This scheme is excellent news for some of the most vulnerable children within the borough.

“The new development will enable Springbrook House to offer positive long-term futures for children who have a wide range of additional needs.

“Sadly through the closure of Nazareth House by an external provider, Sefton Council has been able to upgrade another facility to cater for children with such needs.

“Extensive discussions were held with parents of children at Nazareth House and the work planned at Springbrook will provide excellent much needed short term respite care for young people across Sefton.”



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