Residential homes for young adults at Prior’s Court have been given a refurbishment – completing a full residential upgrade across the whole site inside three years.

On February 3, Dove Cottage (one of three residential homes in Prior’s Court’s Young Adult Provision for people with autism up to the age of 25) re-opened after a refurbishment.

All three of the YAP residential homes on-site at Prior’s Court (Dove Cottage, Robin Cottage and Bradbury Cottages) have been refurbished in the past six months, at a cost of £300,000.

This also means within the past three years, all 16 of the residential homes at Prior’s Court have either been newly-built or have received significant refurbishment to create a better environment for the young people that live within them.

Mark Bailey, Prior’s Court Estates Manager, said: “It has been a substantial project to refurbish so many of our homes over the past 36 months.

 “Being able to provide our young people with a pleasant, safe place to call home is hugely important to our approach to educating and caring for young people affected by severe autism. Providing our young people with the right environments to suit their needs contributes significantly to the wider framework of allowing them to thrive.

“These homes are also the workplaces of the majority of Prior’s Court staff members, which makes it doubly important to have them feeling clean, modern and looked-after.”