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You may have wondered what was happening to the site of the Moor Lane Junior School, since it amalgamated with Buckland Infants and moved to the Buckland site.
This amazing cake may give you a clue.
The Moor Lane Centre provides an integrated service for children with disabilities and their families, and today it was opened in style.
Basically, what Moor Lane offers is a one stop shop for parents and carers, where they can receive medical, social and educational support all under one roof. Consultants from the hospital, occupational therapists, educational special needs professionals, speech therapists, family case workers and more, are all housed in the one building.
This has huge benefits for the families as they do not need to traipse from one part of the borough to another to get advice and treatment. On top of that, the professionals now share a work environment which means that they can easily liaise about the care and support needed for a child.
Some months ago the Neighbourhood agreed to create a play space specifically to meet the needs of disabled children and their siblings in the grounds. I was pleased to see some of the initial thinking on this at the event.
Over four years ago I was involved in setting up this project, and it has been a challenge to bring together people working in such different disciplines, and from different management structures. But it has happened, thanks to some excellent pioneering work by managers in the Council and NHS Kingston.
So today's opening was a real treat - it was good to see so many people I have worked with over the years all together in one place.
Here is a glimpse of one of the rooms.