Pictured: Linford Wood Place sits on a 1.7-acre site, surrounded by local woodland
Milton Keynes City Council has invested £4million of funding it has received from housebuilding in a large and modern building for transformation into a dedicated centre for residents with complex disabilities.
Nestled in the outskirts of Linford Wood among surrounding woodland, Linford Wood Place is planned to provide accommodation and care for vulnerable adults with a range of needs, bringing together the city council’s short breaks and day services offer. These services provide short term day or overnight care and support for adults with complex disabilities. For those adults that live at home with family, overnight stays offer critical breaks for carers.
As well as accommodation, the building will also have tailored activity spaces, dedicated areas for personal care, and a private garden. Following the purchase of the building last month, detailed planning is now underway with development works expected to begin next summer.
New facilities are needed as demand grows for this kind of respite care in line with the growth of the city. The city council also expects that some local people who receive support at other older sites will eventually relocate to take advantage of its brand-new spaces, and will be working with its professional teams, the local people they support, and with their families to shape the space and keep everyone informed.
The building, formerly known as Avalon House, has views of surrounding woodland on each side. The site is less than two miles from Milton Keynes Central Station with ample on-site parking for visitors and professionals.