Service User Council choose the name ‘St Andrew’s Court’ for new Hull service
4 March 2019
We are excited to announce that following a voting competition, our Service User Council has named our new home St Andrew’s Court. Specialising in physical and neuro-disabilities, mental-ill health, brain injury and dementia, when our new home opens in summer 2019 it will provide 20 placements for adults in the region who live with complex needs.
We were thrilled to have been able to involve our Service User Council, a group of resident Ambassadors who actively collaborate with our senior leadership team, to learn more about the home and its location at the very start of our service offering in Hull. The new name for the home on Wheeler Street has been chosen to pay homage to a local historical landmark, St Andrew’s Dock.
The Service User Council voted collectively on St Andrew’s Court from a list of potential names, some of which came from former employees who will go on to work in the transformed service. They have been integral to our development of new homes across the country – the insights that they provide are invaluable and we try to engage with them as much as we can.
The final vote was cast by Ian, one of our residents and an active member of the Service User Council in the West Midlands.
We are collaborating with Constructa Services to transform St Andrew’s Court to meet the specialist requirements of new residents.
Formerly an elderly care home, the refurbishment will see each bedroom increase in size with suite facilities added throughout. There will be renovations internally and, in the grounds, to ensure wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed across the premises.