Look at amazing plans for state-of-the-art Hull care home to help severely disabled

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 2 Jan 2018

A new state-of-the-art facility for those with profound learning and physical disabilities could be built in east Hull.

Westwood Care Group has submitted a planning application to build the six-bedroom care home in Marfleet Avenue, on the site of a former Methodist church.

The development will create 25 new jobs, which will include specialist professionals.

In the planning statement, the applicant says: “The facility (part single storey and part two storey) will be a specialist rehabilitation and recovery facility for individuals who have profound, complex and multiple needs as well as learning and physical disabilities.

“The proposed care home will offer long term residencies, short term respite and day care services for adults aged 18 plus.

“The proposal includes the erection of a two-storey pitched roof building facing Marfleet Avenue and a single storey construction extending to the rear green space.

Plans submitted for a new care home for the severely disabled at Marfleet Avenue in east Hull

“The design incorporates many natural elements providing a calm and peaceful environment. The incorporation of a sensory garden will further instil a tranquil quality.”

The applicant believes the new development will enhance the area and be good news for neighbours.

In the planning statement it says: “The site is currently open to Marfleet Avenue and is overgrown with several self-seeded trees to the rear of the site.

"Furthermore, there is potential for the site to be a nuisance to adjoining neighbours in terms of children playing on it.”

Plans submitted for a new care home for the severely disabled at Marfleet Avenue in east Hull which will include a sensory garden

Westwood Care Group has also explained how the new facility and sensory garden will help residents.

It says: “It provides a communal core space with sensory planting to encourage and explorative social dynamic. The focus is on the five senses - sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.

“Water features, for example, will stimulate sight, touch and sound while herbs and flowers will stimulate the sense of smell and taste.

“Stimulation of sense and awareness of environment can be fundamental to the rehabilitation process.

“Research clearly shows the positive effects that outdoor, green spaces can have on the brain both to enhance curiosity, learning and recovery as well as encourage a peaceful state of mind.

Plans submitted for a new care home for the severely disabled at Marfleet Avenue in east Hull

“Horticultural therapy is not only mentally healing but physically, strengthening muscles and improving coordination and balance.

“Having a direct involvement with the outdoor space will encourage residents to connect to their environment, giving them a sense of place and purpose.”

The application will be considered by Hull City Council’s planning committee in February.

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