“You are the light at the end of my tunnel”

This was a passing comment from a parent as she left the launch of our new build at Walnut Close on Wednesday.  What a wonderful thing to hear and it is reflective of how important services such as the ones that SoLO provides are.

We had a marvellous evening opening our new extended base at Walnut Close this week.  It marked the culmination of a period of hard work on behalf of the fundraisers who brought in the £145,000 needed to effect the build, the volunteers who painted the entrance and hallways, the builders who put up with the countless changes and ways that we could try to save money and get ‘more for less’, the staff who coped exceedingly well during the constant disruption, banging and moving of desks as well as pulling up their sleeves and helping with the final steps. Finally, we are grateful for the fortitude of our members, their parents and carers as they awaited the move back.

It was a joy to see the new facilities and know what a difference they would make, but the real joy was seeing some of our members, their parents and carers being involved in the launch and knowing the difference it will make.  It is also very exciting when we consider the new services that we are currently developing (and a little scary!) So, watch this space for more news on:

  • Supported Living – our new home in Olton is under refurbishment and will be ready for occupancy early 2018
  • Overnight breaks – the first one has happened and was amazing – the next one is shortly going to happen and was filled up 2 days after advertising
  • Evolve – we can now take more people on this wonderful day time activity programme for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities

If you want to find out more and can’t wait for the next blog, contact us at info@solihullsolo.org

Fundraising Partners and Heroes

We are delighted to be involved with, and enjoy the support of, all of these organisations and more.