RNIB opens new hydrotherapy pool at Pears Centre

Leading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) has officially opened the new Bradbury Hydrotherapy Centre at the Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Coventry.

The new hydrotherapy pool is part of the Pears Centre, which is run by RNIB and offers tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs.

The pool will improve the quality of life and learning experiences of the school’s pupils, all of whom are blind or partially sighted with additional complex needs. Generous donations from supporters including the Bradbury Foundation, Pears Foundation and local community groups helped fund its construction.

The official opening of the centre, which took place on Tuesday 21 February, was attended by children living and learning at Pears Centre alongside their parents, as well as special guests Councillor Jill Sheppard, Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, and local Paralympic swimmer, David Moreton.

Ginny Tyler, RNIB’s Head of Children’s, Health and Care Services, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon marking the official opening of our new hydrotherapy centre and welcoming parents, children, and special guests to Pears Centre.

“Until now, our pupils had to travel off-site to enjoy hydrotherapy sessions to support their wellbeing. We’re delighted that now we have our very own state of the art facilities and look forward to seeing the positive impact on the children and young people in our care.”

For more information about RNIB Pears Centre, or to book a visit, please call 024 7636 9500, or email pearscentre@rnib.org.uk.

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