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New residential home officially opened
Epilepsy Society has officially opened its newest residential care home.
Micholls House, named after Edward Micholls who was chairman of the charity from 1893 until 1926, provides new accommodation for people with complex epilepsy and associated learning disabilities at the charity’s Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.
Micholls House was built to replace unsuitable care homes, built in the last century, which did not conform to standards legally required today.
The newest care home has 20 wheelchair friendly en-suite bedrooms organised in four spacious flats. Residents have the opportunity to make their rooms their own with their choice of colour and soft furnishings. There are light and modern communal sitting and eating areas and also a wheelchair friendly garden to enjoy.
Epilepsy Society’s chief executive, Graham Faulkner, said: 'Micholls House offers great facilities and will make such a difference to the lives of people living there.'
The house was officially declared open by the charity's president, Countess Howe (right), with a special ribbon-cutting and tree planting ceremony.
The charity was established in 1892 by a group of London philanthropists and medical men. Their aim was to establish a home for people with epilepsy who were capable of work but couldn’t find employment due to their condition.
Over the years Epilepsy Society’s Chalfont Centre has grown substantially and now provides residential care, treatment and rehabilitation for people with complex epilepsy and is a centre for world class epilepsy research.