Coventry athlete opens redesigned living space at Hereward College

Coventry based wheelchair athlete, Kare Adenegan has officially opened a newly revamped residential living space at Hereward College in Coventry – Cofa’s Tree Lodge.

Hereward College, which provides young people with disabilities with the skills needed for independent living and employment, caters for around 250 students on a day and residential basis.

The newly refurbished and purpose built residential accommodation includes fully accessible bedrooms and bathrooms, adjustable kitchens, and state of the art assistive technology.

Students who stay at the college access dedicated arts & crafts and cooking area, take part in health and wellbeing activities, and plan social and group events.  The college also offers respite care breaks for young adults.

Jane Ferguson, Vice Principal Safeguarding and Pastoral Care said:

“We are delighted to be able to upgrade our residential provision to our students. The young people who choose to stay at Hereward develop independence and life skills, make new friends, gain confidence, and take more control over their own care supported by a highly experienced team of staff.”

The college has both a day and residential offer, which caters for a whole range of needs ranging from students with autism, physical difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex disabilities.

A holistic package of support includes nursing, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, assistive technology specialists and clinical psychologists.

Respite care breaks are available for any number of nights and step down care placements for young people with complex needs to enable the transition from hospital to home or independent living.