£7m children’s home opens
A LONG-PLANNED Orthodox care home in Stamford Hill has welcomed its first resident, an 11-year-old boy.
The Bayis Sheli residential and respite facility in Stamford Hill took in the boy on Tuesday. The hope is to accommodate hundreds of children with moderate-to-severe special needs from throughout Britain every year, particularly through the respite element.
Initially expected to open in 2012, the £7 million home was delayed through funding issues.
Bayis Sheli co-founder Leah Stern — whose late daughter, Yitty, was born severely disabled — was “very excited that we’re finally getting to where we want to be. Other parents shouldn’t have to go through what I went through.”
A number of requests have been received for accommodation at the 24-bed home, where communal facilities include play and sensory rooms and a hydrotherapy pool.