Extra investment for Newark Day Service
Funding for new furniture and equipment worth £226,000 was agreed for the new day service at Newark & Sherwood by councillors at Policy Committee yesterday.
This is the latest investment in the £17m project to rebuild Newark Day Service and Orchard School.
The new Day Service building will accommodate the different needs of adult service users and provide a welcoming environment. The centre will host a café and a central courtyard will offer good levels of light and visibility. The activity rooms will be designed so that there is level access to the outdoors and will be designed to be used flexibly for music, dance and exercise, craft activities, beauty therapy and physio sessions.
Councillor Tony Harper, Chair of Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming people back to our day services when it is safe to return and this fantastic new facility will offer a wonderful environment for people to meet, exercise and take part in activities. This investment shows our commitment to developing excellent services for local people with social care needs.”
Before the coronavirus pandemic, day service users had been moved to a temporary location at Woods Court on Walker Close. People are currently being supported in their own homes through outreach services such as phone calls or home visits where appropriate.
The overall project is being funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and the Education and Skills Funding Agency and delivered by Arc Partnership, which has appointed local contractors Willmott Dixon and G F Tomlinson to build the facilities.