The SENAD Group
The SENAD Group has a portfolio of specialist schools and colleges throughout England and Wales. These offer academic and vocational programmes, therapy and expert care for young people between the ages of 5 and 19 years, with a range of special educational and complex care needs. We also have adult homes to support young people in their transition into adulthood
Over the past 8 years we have been successful in responding to the changing needs of our service users, their families and people who commission work from us. After identifying that we can extend our service to offer alternatives to the traditional style of school/residential placement, we have designed a stand-alone service, SENAD Community Support Services which offers a wide range of support options to service users of all ages in the community.
The opening of Ecclesbourne Plant Centre and Tearoom in Duffield, Derbyshire in April 2011 now enables us to offer ‘real’ work opportunities and valuable leisure activities to the young people and adults within our schools and homes. We plan to open these opportunities up to the wider special needs community and are currently working with local authorities and other partners to develop further learning and leisure facilities on the site.
In 2012 we will be opening a new transitional adult home, Ecclesbourne Lodge in Duffield, Derbyshire, which sits on the site of Ecclesbourne Plant Centre and Tearoom. The home is being developed to ensure its the support needs of residents, whilst promoting their independence and respecting their lifestyle choices.