New respite facilities for adults with learning disabilities bloom in garden party launch

Mayor and mayoress cutting the ribbon

The Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Nigel Patrick officially opened new facilities for adults with learning disabilities this Bank Holiday (30 August).

The garden party launch was attended by service users and their families who watched the Mayor cut a ribbon to mark the opening of Cherry Trees in Shepley.

What’s inside?

The new facilities include a Sensory Bathroom that features a multi-sensory bath; a Sensory Room, with multi-sensory facilities to suit various sensory needs and a sensory garden.  The investment in new facilities will be a huge benefit in maintaining the independence of adults with complex learning and/or physical disabilities.

Mayor and mayoress in immersive room

Watch our video

Watch Team Manager Michelle explain how the new facilities will help users.

A floral donation

Local florists La Fleur Floral and Bridal kindly donated a lovely bouquet for the launch and are interested in working with the team going forward.  They have offered to train the Cherry Trees team in the art of flower arranging.

Bouquet