Paces Sheffield become Premium Partner and launch A New Home for Paces capital appeal

23rd March 2020

Paces Sheffield, a charity and school which supports children, adults and families with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders, have launched an exciting appeal campaign to raise £3.5 million to build a new home and became Sheffield Chamber Premium Partners.

A New Home For Paces!!

Paces have been based at High Green in the north of the city for over 20 years but the school is now in a state of disrepair and the need for Paces new school is needed now more than ever.

With a prime location by the Advanced Manufacturing Park secured, the school will be able to offer even more services including respite, hydrotherapy, life skills and sensory to name just a few. The new centre will also provide the community with fabulous facilities including a sports hall and cafe. Being based just off of the M1 means transport links will allow families from all over the country to access what is envisioned to become a national Centre of Excellence.

The new centre will enable Paces to support 3 times as many children and adults and with almost 100 families having to be turned away in the last 3 years, being able to open the doors up to more families that can take advantage of the support and the services is something they are so incredibly excited about.

The new home will include:

  • A 64 place school (creating both full time and part time SEN places – supporting up to 80 school children)
  • An Outreach and ‘In-reach’ programme for 0-4’s supporting 28 children.
  • An assisted living facility with overnight places for 10 children and 10 adults – offering families much needed respite
  • An adult sessional programme supporting 100+ people each week.
  • State of the art hydrotherapy facilities.
  • Sensory rooms and sensory gardens
  • Soft play
  • Sports Hall
  • A hub for the community to use alongside the charity – to place Paces at the heart of the development and the residents and employees who live, work and visit the area.
  • And so much more

Dr Spencer Pitfield, Chief Executive of Paces, unveiled the plans and said this was a pivotal moment both for Paces and Conductive Education:

“We’re proud to have been at the forefront of the development of Conductive Education but we know that there is more demand for our care than we are currently able to support.

“Moving to a new site, still at the heart of South Yorkshire, will be a big change for us – we’re proud of our High Green roots – but we need to make the leap to turn our vision of a National Centre of Excellence for Conductive Education a reality.”

Julie Booth, Head of Fundraising for Paces, said: “Paces was formed over 20 years ago by a group of parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. Since then we have been on an incredible journey and it is now time to plan for the future – to write our next chapter and to build a new home and we need your help to ensure that can happen.

“We want it to be a home that builds on the past with a collective vision for a shared and exciting future, supporting more children, supporting more adults and supporting more families across Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond.”

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