About Lincolnshire House

History

Local Cerebral Palsy groups raised money and with support from Scope enabled the original centre to be opened in 1966. At this time the facility offered multi-occupancy rooms and communal facilities.

Lincolnshire House Association was formed in 1988 and the administration of the centre was transferred to the new company. A new executive council was created and the management team revised with a radical new remit to provide the residents with greater empowerment particularly with regard to their day to day decisions at Lincolnshire House.

Residents had a voice and with support were given many new opportunities. The residents became members of the executive council, formed resident committees, joined fund raising committees and participated in appointing staff. The services was built around the people who lived at Lincolnshire House.

In 1995 the executive council, management and residents recognised that the aging building would not meet future standards. Lincolnshire House needed to address the long term objective of providing new modern accommodation for the residents. An appeal was launched (The First Brick) with the aim to raise 1.2 million to completely rebuild the accommodation together with a new activities building.

 The First Brick Appeal successfully concluded in December 2005 raising 1.25 million and Lincolnshire House now provides excellent residential accommodation and a modern activity building. The residents live in three, four or five person bungalows within the grounds with single rooms and en-suites; there are shared kitchens, lounges and dining facilities in every unit. 

The success of the First Brick Appeal and the excellent lifestyle now available at Lincolnshire House created a demand to provide further accommodation and services. The WISH Appeal (Where Independence Starts at Home) was launched in 2006. The initial objective was to raise money to convert existing property into two independent living flats. This was completed later in 2006 and people with cerebral palsy now have the opportunity to learn new skills to move onto a more independent life.

The WISH Appeal has raised over 1 million and in 2010 we opened a further unit. This bungalow provides a self contained home for two residents and two seperate respite bedrooms.

In March 2014 we concluded the latest phase (7). The including building an extension on Stanley Court for a further bedroom, extend the main activity building to include Rebound Therapy, and iMUSE and a new activity centre (Norman Peet Centre) was opened.    

Future

We are currently raising funds for our WISH Appeal to improve our independent living flats and administration building. There are currently three independent living flats, which were installed during the first build of the centre. Our aim is to create new purpose built independent living flats with communal spaces and modernisation throughout.

Our administration building is currently only accessible by stairs or by lift. We plan to create a new purpose built administration building within the grounds of Lincolnshire House that will be user friendly and accessible by all. 

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