Garden plans for Mirfield young people’s trust

Hollybank Trust students visiting Leeds Met.
Hollybank Trust students visiting Leeds Met.
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UNIVERSITY students have come up with a design for a new garden at a Mirfield charity for disabled young people.

The Leeds Metropolitan University students have been working with the Hollybank Trust on the project which will be constructed at the trust, which cares for young people with severe disabilities.

The trust is currently building a 30-bed development called The Meadows.

It includes 24 high dependency beds and a six-bed respite unit at its site at Roe Head, in Far Common Road.

The £3m centre will cater for young adults aged 16 to 21, who then move to a community house.

The six bed unit will provide short breaks for families with disabled children of any age, and is to be offered out to the community.

It will be eco-friendly, with a grass roof, solar panels and special pumps to heat the water.

In the centre of the development there will be an amphitheatre where residents can enjoy live music.

Once completed, work can start on the landscaping using the Leeds students’ designs.

To help them understand the needs of the trust’s young people, the students went to a workshop where they wore blindfolds and sat in wheelchairs to help them understand some of the disabilities they have.