BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has today officially opened a new extension at Chadsgrove College.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care was also accompanied by Court Leet Bellman Kevin Ward and Bailiff Jo Slade as part of the ceremony.
The new building will house a bathroom and medications facility at the centre in Catshill.
Chadsgrove Educational Trust is currently the only college in Worcestershire providing bespoke personalised educational programmes for students aged 19 to 25 with physical disabilities and those with complex medical needs. This new facility has been funded by the college with support from the Tishie Yong Foundation.
Mr Javid met with students, staff and directors of the college after cutting the ribbon.
During his speech he said he was delighted to open the new extension, adding he could not wait to see it.
“I always love coming to Chadsgrove, especially on a day like today when you have such great news to celebrate and share with the community.”
College principal Deb Rattley said: “The Minister has met with our students on previous occasions and has a keen interest in supporting our work, sharing our belief that every young person should have the opportunity to develop educationally and enjoy a fulfilling life.”
More enhancements to the current building include a sensory tactile wall, a student engagement project supported by National Citizen Service Trust, and donations toward sensory equipment for this space are welcomed.
Further development to increase capacity is a priority because of the demand – not just in Bromsgrove but also the surrounding areas.
The college is currently seeking a suitable building, or land to develop, in order to expand its provision to meet the needs of more young people.
Anyone wanting to donate to the cause should visit the fund-raising page – https://gofund.me/3348d8e8
For more information, please contact the College via their website www.chadsgrovespecialistcollege.org.uk
Brenda Young, a trustee of the Tishie Young Foundation, said: “We were delighted to see the extension and find out how our funding helped with the project.
“We first got involved with the college when we provided some equipment a few years ago and it is great to be able to help out again.”
The college wants to thank the Bromsgrove Court Leet for its attendance on the day and Mathew at Spire graphics and signs for the plaque he created at short notice.