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New Wetroom for Weston House, Bridgend

Recently Wooden Spoon Wales opened a new wetroom for Weston House, part of Bridgend College.

Weston House is a unique residential project based at Bridgend College. They can accommodate up to 35 young people with varied/complex physical and learning needs, supporting them to study at the college, whilst helping them to develop independent living skills & social skills. Students stay 5 nights a week, and are fully involved in college life.

Wooden Spoon in Wales were approached when there was an issue with one of the bathrooms at Weston House, a grant was awarded to transform the area into a fully accessible wet room to benefit all the students.

May 4th saw Welsh & Lions legend Steve Fenwick open the wetroom. He was joined by students, committee members and senior staff from the college and Weston House to open the project, and was delighted to see how Wooden Spoon Wales were improving the lives of those studying at Weston house.

Steve and the visitors met Matthew, who was celebrating his 22nd birthday, he told them how much easier his days were now that he had a level of independence in his personal care, and how much he enjoyed his time learning at Weston House.

Weston House opening Students

(Matthew, centre of students and Steve Fenwick right)