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Surrey set to get new complex for people with severe learning disabilities

A new complex for people with severe learning disabilities is set to be built after Surrey County Council signed off plans to buy a former farm.

The Cabinet today gave the go-ahead to purchase the property at Alfold, near Cranleigh, to convert it into accommodation for up to 10 young adults.

It comes after the county council was approached by the Simon Trust – led by the Lawrence family whose son Simon has serious learning disabilities – to identify suitable premises in Surrey.

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “We’re happy the Simon Trust helped us to find a site that we can transform into accommodation that will be available for anyone in Surrey who requires it.

“That will mean that the people who have the greatest need will get the best possible care and support close to their loved ones in Surrey.”

It is hoped that people will start moving in within two years.

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