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(UK) Sprowston: Plans for home for young adults with autism proposed

Nov 21, 2022, (UK) Norwich Evening News: Bid to turn Deepwell Lodge in Sprowston into autism home

E. England

A house near the NDR could be turned into a residential care home for young adults with autism and learning difficulties....

If approved, the four-bedroom home, which is currently lived in, would be extended at the back and the inside would be modified to create the seven-bedroom care home.

A design and access statement from Benson Planning Studio said: "The ethos towards this project is to create a high-quality care home for young adults between 18-30 who have autism and learning difficulties….

Caroline Sykes, who co-runs SEND Friendly Activities and Events support group, said: "There’s a huge and long-standing shortage of supported living in the city and county, and homes are needed….

Deepwell Lodge (in the background) in Beeston Lane, Sprowston, which could be turned into a residential home for people aged 18-30 with autism or learning difficulties and Sprowston Town Council chairman Bill Couzens (pictured) (Image: Santos Photography/Google)


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