Cotebrook House is a home for the physically disabled, and the centre is keen to raise awareness about what it does, for whom, and why. Today I was fortunate enough to visit Cotebrook House and its residents - my experience was extremely positive. On approaching the centre, which is set in picturesque gardens, you quickly feel settled in the homely atmosphere. Mrs Timms (known as Mrs T to the residents) showed us around the beautiful country house which was once owned by the Dewhurst family.
Since 1946 Cotebrook House has been caring for the disabled. There are some 30 residents and 37 members of staff. A great range of facilities are on hand; three lounges, a music room, a sensory room, and a conservatory which overlooks Winter Hill. Bedrooms, bathrooms and toilets are fitted with aids to help residents achieve maximum independence. There is a varied and extensive social lifestyle, in house entertainment, and theme nights. A lot of creativity happens in the Day Centre which is great for residents, many of which enjoy art. The home is also currently encouraging residents to play musical instruments.
Days out are planned, so whether residents enjoy a shopping trip to the Lowry, a visit to the Science and Industry Museum, a day away to Llandudno or a simple pub lunch, the centre aims to cater for all needs. If anyone has any ideas for days out or theatre trips please let the centre know.
The centre has had help over the years from Lymm Lions, the Rotary Club and the Round Table.
Mrs T says: "Simple things make a difference and help residents get more out of life". She actively encourages and welcomes any kind of local contribution. Please get in touch if you think you can help.