We are delighted to have received funding from Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby to provide a brand new wet room facility within our onsite specialist Residential facility for learners with Additional Needs, Weston House.

The room was officially opened by Huw Thomas and Anthony Evans from The Wooden Spoon organisation along with our very own Bridgend rugby star Steve Fenwick. Steve was capped 30 times for Wales (1975-1981) and 4 times for the British Lions (1977).

Huw Thomas, Chairman Wales Region said “It was a great pleasure to meet some of the students so happy in their environment , thanks partly to their surroundings but also the excellent level of dedicated care you provide. It is always very satisfying to see the completed project and great to hear it has already made a difference”.

Kath Jones Weston House Manager said ”We are delighted and very grateful for this generous donation from Wooden Spoon, especially as we became known to the Charity through a chance meeting when our learners were out on an activity in the community. This is a welcome reward both for our fantastic learners and for the wonderful staff team here.  The Wet room will make a difference “day to day” for all here as it is now a fully accessible room and will help us to further promote our learners’ independence.  Thank you very much; Diolch yn fawr iawn.

Weston House is a purpose-built fully inclusive residential facility within the grounds of Bridgend College for young adults between 16 and 25 who have learning difficulties and disabilities. It is a registered care home for younger adults and is regulated by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).