HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO Visits Treloar’s

June 7, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

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HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO visited Treloar School and College on Thursday 25 May 2017 to officially open the newly renovated Gauvain House. The Countess, who is Treloar’s Royal Patron last visited the campus in September 2015.

Upon arrival The Countess was welcomed by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson and proceeded on a tour of the renovated building, meeting students and staff. Her Royal Highness then met key staff who helped make the project a success and experienced a sensory music session within the Sensory Lounge.

Gauvain House was one of Treloar’s original older 1960s style buildings; it has been extensively reconfigured and refurbished into 13 en-suite rooms and a large 5-bedded shared flat. The accommodation provides College students with the ability to gain essential skills and experience and ensures they make a successful transition when they leave Treloar’s.

Amanda, one of the residents in Gauvain House, talks about the life in the house: “I like living in the independence flat as we are working towards making our own meals, with support, next term and getting ready for our life after Treloar’s. My bedroom is very spacious and everything is accessible, including the bathroom, by using the hoist and this really helps me. I enjoy living and socialising with others in the house and we also visit other houses.”