Open day reveals upgraded facilities

Anyone who has visited us on an Open Day will know that Francis Lodge, the teenager and young adults facility is very up to date, incorporating state of the art technology.

Francis House for children and families, on the other hand is over 26 years old and whilst very comfortable, was designed in an age before digital technology and computers. It is now time for Francis House to come of age!

Since the 25th anniversary thanks to the generosity of so many people, we have been gradually upgrading the building.

We have a wide range of facilities, bedrooms, therapy and play rooms and gardens.

The new kitchen has been very well received and has allowed chef Dean to introduce new options to the menu. Our meals are provided free to the families.

Building work in progress includes:

  • New Snoezelen – multisensory room

  • New Soft Play room – to replace the old Snoezelen

  • New ‘Pod’ – a younger version of the facilities in Francis Lodge – with a home cinema, recording facilities and computer generated activities

  • Remodelled Nurses station – new medical store

  • Upgraded Bedrooms – new wardrobes, full room cover hoists, digital TV, gaming systems, carpets and lighting

All of this work is being carefully phased to allow the respite care to continue with as little impact on the families as possible.

Alongside the building work and general maintenance, the Care Team is being developed with new structures to improve Emotional and Bereavement Support and in the near future, major developments will be made in the Homecare Team.

Exciting times as we prepare for the next twenty five years!

Come along and have a look around our upgraded facilities on our Open Day on Monday 23rd April from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Take a tour with a member of the Care Team and see for yourself how your donations make a difference. Your support enables us to care for and support more than 460 families from across Greater Manchester.

For more information on the Open Day call 0161 443 2200

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