We have taken the decision to close the residential and day school provision for children at Broomhayes Centre on a date to be agreed in the early part of 2014.
A fall in child referrals and the ageing of those currently being cared for have seen Broomhayes change into a much more adult-focused service. As such, we are looking to continue developing a smaller and more focused service for young adults.
We acknowledge that there are considerable improvements to be made at Broomhayes, and we are committed to working with CQC and other stakeholders in order to provide the very best support we can to the people in our care.
Employees, parents and commissioners have all been informed.
We know that this is unsettling news and would like to assure all those connected to the Centre that we are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for them.