Short breaks service is opened by Bromley mayor in Widmore Road

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 October 2013

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad, opens the centre in Widmore Road.

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad, opens the centre in Widmore Road.


A new short breaks service for people with learning difficulties was opened by the mayor of Bromley last week.

118 Widmore Road is a 12-room specially adapted house, complete with mobility equipment, a sensory room and a wheelchair friendly garden.

Service users, carers, family and staff attended the official opening, along with the leader of Bromley Council Stephen Carr, executive councillor for care services Robert Evans and chairman of the care services scrutiny committee, Cllr Pauline Tunnicliffe.

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Noad, said: “It gives me great pleasure to open 118 Widmore Road. In particular I would like to thank all the users, parents and carers who played their part in developing this new short breaks’ service.

“The result is a building finished to state of the art standards of care and support with the latest mobility equipment for guests to enjoy in the heart of Bromley.”

Jodie Knell, who uses the service, gave a short speech. She said: “At 118 Widmore Road I can walk down the road to go dancing in the Civic Centre and I love the garden because in the summer we can have barbeques. I really like my en suite bathroom and the television in my bedroom.”

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