Alexandra House will be located in Oxfordshire; a county in which, in 2017, the Local Authority closed 14 of the 22 Day Time Support Centres caring for Adults with Learning Disabilities in order to save money
We have been gifted land in Bicester and we were granted planning permission in September 2021.
It is important that Alexandra House is easy to access and has the scope for multi-purpose use.
We want to build a versatile facility, to include landscaped sensory gardens and a kitchen garden project in our community.
Those using the Day Centre will be welcomed to a bright, airy space, with access into the specially designed courtyard sensory garden, and an inclusive cafe nearby. Our community will also have the use of a music room, a sensory room, a computer room, arts and crafts facilities and outdoor activities.
We will offer a much needed respite service, run by qualified, experienced staff. Caring for carers is a key part of our plan to support our learning disabled adults. Many of the carers are elderly parents, who need an opportunity to rest and recharge so that they can best look after their adult children.
Based on the first draft drawings, this video offers a preview of the purpose-built centre we are aiming to build: Alexandra House of Joy.