A new Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children and their families is under construction on Ascot Way, Acomb. Building work will be completed by late 2020 after starting in May 2019.
We're working with NHS England to fund the new centre, which will provide a range of support services that help disabled children remain with their families and communities.
Children and young people, their parents and carers, who will use the centre, have been involved throughout the whole design process for the building, helping us decide what gets included and how it should look.
They have also decided on the centres new name, The Beehive.
An artists impression of The Beehive
The Beehive services
Our purpose-built centre will provide children and young people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and/or additional health needs with:
- a safe and accessible space for play and interaction with family members and with staff
- accommodation for overnight short breaks
- domestic-scale apartments for children and parents to stay in during longer term assessment of their support needs
- access to a range of professionals who can help to support families in meeting the children’s needs
The Beehive construction Livestream
Watch the building work live via our livestream, provided by Sewell Group.