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(UK) Cumbria: $10.8M (U.S.) for school for kids with "additional/complex needs ...autism"

Updated: Jul 5, 2019

July 2, 2019, NW Evening Mail: Keys to new £8.6m Sandside Lodge school in Ulverston to be handed over this week https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17743159.keys-to-new-86m-sandside-lodge-school-in-ulverston-to-be-handed-over-this-week/ AN £8.6 million [$10.8M U.S.] centre of excellence in Ulverston for children with special needs will be handed over this week. Contractors representing Cumbria County Council have created a new 80-space Sandside Lodge Special School after cutting the first sod in June 2018. The ageing former buildings at Sandside Road were declared not fit for purpose and the aim is to provide modern facilities for those aged 2 to 19 with severe and profound learning needs…. “It is £8.6 million of the council’s money and it’s something really special and the builders, Paul Seddon, have been fantastic and have worked through the night to get it finished.” Cllr Sanderson, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Cartmel, praised the new facilities including the hydrotherapy pool and rebound therapy which involves trampolining…. The pupils have learning difficulties with many having additional and complex needs such as autism, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments. …