Centre for disabled kids given go-ahead

Staff and children from Unique Kidz and Co release balloons at the recent World Autism Awareness Day.
Staff and children from Unique Kidz and Co release balloons at the recent World Autism Awareness Day.

A multi-award winning disabled children’s charity has been given the go-ahead for a new centre of excellence.

The new purpose-built centre for Unique Kidz and Co will be sited at Lancaster Leisure Park, home to GB Antiques and Lancaster Brewery.

The centre will be a dream come true for the charity, its staff and all the families it supports and will allow Unique Kidz and Co to expand their out of school and holiday childcare provision and offer exciting new services to meet the needs of disabled children and their families in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The centre will also offer an inclusive nursery for all zero to five-year-olds, a fantastic sensory room and a fabulous outdoor playground, along with meeting rooms for parents and family groups and training facilities.

Denise Armer, Co-Founder of Unique Kidz and Co said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been given the go-ahead.

“We know from experience that there is a lack of facilities and opportunities in Lancashire for disabled children and their families and that demand is very high and we hope that with the new centre we will be able to meet this demand.”

Jane Halpin, Co-Founder said: “The new centre has been designed to meet the charity’s requirements exactly and we are very excited about the opportunities this will enable us to provide. “

The charity will be launching a major fundraising campaign in a bid to raise the £200,000 needed to equip and furnish the centre.

The building is expected to be completed in early 2014.

Visit www.uniquekidzandco.org.uk.