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Our mission

We’re building The Chamwell Centre, an exciting and groundbreaking new facility built in the grounds of The Milestone Special School in Gloucester that will support the needs of disabled children and adults across the county. These include:

  • The Milestone School’s 308 pupils, all with severe and complex special needs, including 67 non-ambulant pupils.
  • Pupils and students with additional needs in pre-school, other schools and colleges.
  • All those in Gloucestershire who can benefit from fully accessible facilities for therapies, sports, athletics, work experience and leisure activities.

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Our vision

Our vision is to enhance the lives of those with disability. We will provide an unrivalled range of services that improve their well-being, physical fitness, and social interaction and have a positive impact on how they feel about their lives as a whole. This will be achieved through the provision of a bespoke facility – The Chamwell Centre – dedicated to the needs of disabled children, young people and adults across Gloucestershire.

Our vision

Our vision is to enhance the lives of those with disability. We will provide an unrivalled range of services that improve their well-being, physical fitness, and social interaction and have a positive impact on how they feel about their lives as a whole. This will be achieved through the provision of a bespoke facility – The Chamwell Centre – dedicated to the needs of disabled children, young people and adults across Gloucestershire.

Our Aims

  • To make exercise, therapy, sport, leisure, social contact and work experience fully accessible to pupils of The Milestone School and the Gloucestershire community, no matter how challenging their physical needs or mental disability.
  • To replace the ageing hydrotherapy pool at The Milestone School with a new hydrotherapy resource that has the highest standards of water quality and temperature control, professional aquatics teachers and physiotherapists on hand. It will also have an eight bay non-ambulant changing area with dual hoisting, ambulant changing facilities, a poolside therapy and consultation room and the latest sensory equipment and teaching aids.
  • To provide additional facilities for fun, exercise, and imaginative play including soft play, rebound therapy, a climbing wall, trampolining gym, outdoor play facilities, multi-ability athletics and rugby and wheelchair sports.
  • To provide a fully accessible café, atrium and meeting space for relaxation, social opportunities as well as work experience and space for young enterprise projects.
  • To provide a multi-purpose area for therapies and medical consultations, meeting and teaching spaces in a holistic environment. These will be delivered by doctors, nurses, therapists, special yoga practitioners, pre-school specialists and support groups for families coping with autism, challenging behaviours and specific health issues.
  • To welcome everybody in the Gloucestershire community who needs its special services, including users of the local authority ‘Short Breaks’ programme.

Who we help

The Chamwell Centre will help to transform the lives of disabled children and adults as well as provide support for their families, carers and the local community.

Why we need your support

Find out more about The Chamwell Centre, the facilities it will provide and how it will transform the lives of disabled children and adults across Gloucestershire.

Who we help

The Chamwell Centre will help to transform the lives of disabled children and adults as well as provide support for their families, carers and the local community.

Why we need your support

Find out more about The Chamwell Centre, the facilities it will provide and how it will transform the lives of disabled children and adults across Gloucestershire.

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