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Plans taking shape for H&F’s new £6m Disabled children’s centre

This consultation has ended.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working with Queen’s Manor Primary School and parents to create a state-of-the art learning and play centre for Disabled children.

As well as the new centre, the plans include rebuilding the school’s own support unit for pupils with special educational needs. H&F Council is providing the £6million funding to make it happen.

“We’re working with parents, carers and school staff to create a state-of-the-art centre for all disabled children in H&F and their families,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“I regularly meet with the parents and carers and they have told me that the borough really needs a centre for disabled children, so we have made it a priority to find a location and funding to make this happen.”

“We’re determined to improve the lives of disabled children and this £6million project for a new centre and to rebuild Queen’s Manor’s own unit is a big part of that commitment.”

We want to hear your views on our plans before we start the formal process of turning them into a reality.

You can drop-in to Queen’s Manor Primary School in Lysia Street, Fulham, between 9.15am to 11.15am on Tuesday 18 October and 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 20 October to find out more.

The new centre will be open throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. It will be designed as a hub for all children with disabilities - a space for children to safely play, as well as a key support for parents in need of information and advice.

Plans include specialist provision for under-fives, play areas with accessible equipment, after-school clubs, health services and other support, training and meeting rooms and space for a wide range of activities.

Queen’s Manor Primary School’s own support unit for pupils with special educational needs will be rebuilt and landscaping will be carried out around the school as part of the project.

If approved the work could be completed by October 2017.