Home Sweet Home
As you might know, Stockdales is in the process of converting a property in Sale to become our 5th residential service. The converted house on Fownhope Rd will become home for up to 6 people with severe learning disabilities and complex health needs.
The total project cost will be in the region of £1.6m and the doors are expected to open in 2021. Stockdales bought the detached property in December 2017 for £555,000 from income raised over several years.
After a lengthy process, extensive building work started in the summer and is expected to complete next year. This will include reconfiguring and extending the property, installing a lift and other specialist disability equipment, furnishing, decoration and landscaping the garden.
There is a huge demand for the type of care we offer in our residential services. They not only offer invaluable support to people with learning disabilities, but their families too. People often refer to what we do as a lifeline, so you can understand how vital our residential services are. And importantly, they offer the security of a home-for-life to people most in need.
The project is something we have wanted to do for a long while, but the timing had to be right. Finding a property with the ingredients to be converted did take some time. We are delighted the building work has started. There is still some way to go but we’re making great progress.
We’re delighted to have had some wonderful support from charitable trusts, individuals, groups and local businesses. With just £61,000 left to raise, we are delighted with the help we’ve received so far and can’t thank our supporters enough! We understand that times are tough at the moment, but it would mean so much if anyone from our local community could help us with the last leg of our fundraising.
If you would like to make donation towards the project, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/stockdales/newhouse2018 or send a cheque to Natalie James-Crumlish, Stockdales, 34 Harboro Rd, Sale, Cheshire, M33 5AH