Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Wednesday 17th September 12.30pm

Jeffrey House Visit

Together with other Health & Well Being Scrutiny Committee members I visited Jeffrey House in Cheam which is a set of flats specifically designed for adults with learning disabilities who are being moved from the Orchard Hill facility. The flats will allow a number of adults to live independently but with 24 hour support. There will be on site care workers at all times, and each flat has an inbuilt unit which alerts the care worker if a window is unlocked, or if there is any form of emergency. The flats were beautiful, with disabled facilities and fully fitted kitchens. Some had extra bedrooms for a carer to stay in and the penthouse flat had been chosen especially for a specific adult from Orchard Hill who loved gardening – it had a lovely roof terrace. Two Orchard Hill residents had chosen to live together and another flat had been designed with their needs in mind.


We all agreed that we would be perfectly happy to live in such well designed accommodation, and the location was excellent too. We were told that the prospective tenants who had visited had also loved the flats and were very excited about moving in.


October 10, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

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