Page last updated at 11:17 GMT, Tuesday, 9 September 2008 12:17 UK

New home for children with autism

A 1.2m purpose-built home in Northampton for children with autism opens to residents this month.

Arnold House, in Moulton, will give round-the-clock care for children with complex needs who cannot live at home.

The county council home will accomodate staff and residents. It also has a garden, and sensory and activity rooms.

"This newly built home will help them prepare for adult life," county council cabinet member for children and young people, Joan Kirkbride, said.

"It has been designed with the needs of these children in mind and will have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to give these children the best support and opportunity for development in a friendly and homely environment.

"The new home has been five years in design and planning and is the culmination of a lot of hard work from all involved."


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