Leicestershire charity unveils new daycare centre

A local charity in North West Leicestershire has taken control of Bright Hope House, as its new daycare centre.

Bright Hope House is a 6,000 sq ft centre which includes two complementary therapy rooms, counselling rooms, a quiet room, a workshop for hobbies and training / technical facilities.

It also has commercial kitchen facilities, a dining room and lounge and a conference room and offices and will accommodate for up to 24 people in day care for three days a week.

Guests can enjoy daily activities and a hot meal at lunchtime and a wide range of events are hosted with services provided by Bright Hope and its partner organisations.

The facility in Swannington has been funded by Bloor Homes as part of its support for local charities.

Stewart Shepherd, Bright Hope’s chair of trustees, said: “This wonderful collaboration between the council, Bloor Homes and our charity is unique. It enables Bright Hope to develop and build on all we have learned and achieved over the past 20 years.

“The need for our services continues to grow and develop. We look forward to meeting that need now that Bright Hope House is open, when we’ll be looking to work with the community and local businesses to support this excellent initiative.”

Allison Thomas, chief executive of North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “It was a great honour to lay one of the first bricks in this very special building. The charity means so much to the local community with all the good work it does for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. It’s exciting to see the building completed and is a great example of what can be achieved when private, public and voluntary organisations work together.”

Bright Hope House is operational and intends to open this summer.

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