Young adults’ care home is set for a major facelift

Sabe Connor with some of the staff at Bridgeway House
Sabe Connor with some of the staff at Bridgeway House
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A care home for young adults could be given a major revamp if plans are given the go-ahead.

Bosses at Bridgeway House in Gamull Lane, Preston, have lodged an application to extend the building.

Plans for the project include more rooms for independent living.

Owner Sabe Connor said: “What we are doing is upgrading the place.

“The structure of the building is fantastic but, as time has gone on, TLC hasn’t been there for the building.

“It just looks tired, sadly, when people come to look at the place. I am also introducing a couple of bariatric rooms.”

She said many people preferred to be at home but had to go to the home if they became unable to manage.

She said: “So what I have also introduced is at least five rooms where we are going to have a self-contained room where people can wake up in the morning and try to make their own tea and assess whether they are okay to go home.

“The home is for young adults from 18.

“We could have someone who is 40 years old and has had a stroke, we could have people with a brain injury, or someone suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.”

Sabe took over the care home last year.

She said: “It offers 24-hour care and support to both residents and nursing clients.

“It is currently registered for 27 clients, but by the time we have finished the renovation it will be 30 people.”

A report to Preston Council from SDA Architecture Ltd said: “We have set out to tackle all of Bridgeways’ current failings that have included improved designs for vehicular access, increased and designated parking for resident visitors, disabled and staff personal.”