New hydrotherapy pool improving quality of life for pupils with complex needs

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

RNIB has officially opened the new hydrotherapy pool at the Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Coventry.

The new hydrotherapy pool will improve the quality of life and learning experiences of the school’s pupils, all of whom are blind or partially sighted with complex needs.
Ginny Tyler, Head of RNIB’s Children’s health and care Services, said: “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.”

Watch RNIB’s film showcasing the impact the pool has already had on some of the children the service supports:


Pears Centre Hydro Pool MPEG 4 YouTube

The 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. Generous donations from supporters including the Bradbury Foundation, Pears Foundation and local community groups helped fund its construction.

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