Livability

John Grooms Court, Norwich Appeal

£150,000 will allow us to begin an urgent programme of extension and upgrade at Livability’s John Grooms Court, our residential care home in Norwich. These works will increase the capacity of the home from 20 to 25 residents, so that even more disabled people can benefit from our care, which fosters a sense of independence in a supportive environment.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116530)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
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Livability has a long-standing presence in the Norwich area as a result of its John Grooms Court care centre situated on Sprowston Road, Norwich. It is home to 19 young adults with physical and learning disabilities. As an independent living centre, it aims to ensure the residents have the chance to practise living independently and to acquire new skills within a supportive environment. Local health and social services recognise that the staff at John Grooms Court have a great deal of expertise in supporting individuals with high dependency needs. We are committed to increasing the capacity and improve the facilities at John Grooms Court to meet the ever-increasing demand for this type of care. The centre also needs a lift big enough for a bed, and wetrooms instead of baths with hoists. We plan to update five flatlets to meet these requirements, making room for five new residents. As well as installing a new lift we will be converting an unuseable balcony area on the second floor into a conservatory to make up for the lack of outdoor space on site. Livability urgently needs to carry out this work; there is currently only one other home providing this type of care in the Norwich area, and the waiting list at John Grooms Court continues to grow. We need to raise a further £150,000 to begin the first phase- the extension of the existing lift shaft and the installation of a second lift. We would be delighted if you would help even more disabled people achieve the independence they deserve.

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