California House work almost complete
THE major refurbishment work and extension at California House adult centre in north Carlisle is almost complete. The £220,000 project is nearing completion although Carlisle Mencap is still on the lookout for financial donations to help us pay off the costs - a whopping £39,000 of which is just VAT alone.
The extension and overhaul are needed for several reasons. The bathroom was in urgent need of repair and overhaul. In fact, the cost of the new bathroom – including installation and equipment – is £25,036 alone. Clients are living longer, with more complex needs. So the expansion is vitally needed. Complex behaviours means need more space – for instance new sensory room, two sittings rooms etc. Premature babies living longer so need use of our children’s services AND our adult services – hence why we need to be able to look after more adults and therefore the urgent need to expand California House. If you can help us pay for this vital facility - andy donation, big or small, is gratefully received. Contact Carlisle Mencap by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01228 674393.