Supporting families of complexly poorly children and families of child loss

Supporting families of complexly poorly children and families of child loss

Our Renovation

Reuben’s Retreat became the official owners of ‘Wood’s Hospital’ on 23rd April 2014. A beautiful (but dilapidated) building set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside.

The site covers 1.63 acres and is comprised of the main building (which was the hospital) plus an old groundskeeper’s lodge, a series of small outbuildings and a morgue. The renovations required to make the site fit for purpose are extensive but incredibly worthy, as they will create a facility that is able to support individuals and families for generations to come.

We split the necessary building works into 10 Phases, which would allow us to tackle them as and when funds allow, and cause minimal disruption to functioning areas.

The Retreat 

The Lodge

The Retreat is a place for families to make magical memories, and even though we have already been facilitating sessions and groups at the Lodge for many years, the additional space and state-of-the-art designed rooms will allow us to give families a fully accessible experience whilst enjoying the feeling of a 5-star hotel.

Our renovation of this building was split up into phases including the following :

– Reception Area 

– Family Support Office Area

– Play, Craft and Events Room 

– Sensory & Movie Room 

– Hydro-pool with changing facilities 

– A glass walled garden room

– 3 fully accessible apartments 

– Landscaping of the grounds

– Community Hub

The Lodge is our dedicated counselling and holistic therapy centre. For the last 5 years it has also hosted many family and corporate events in our function room. There is also a one-bed apartment perfect for short family breaks.

Our renovation of this building was split up into phases with the following rooms:

– Office Area 

– Family Apartment 

– Function & Events Room 

– 2 Counselling Rooms

The Retreat 

The Retreat is a place for families to make magical memories, and even though we have already been facilitating sessions and groups at the Lodge for many years, the additional space and state-of-the-art designed rooms will allow us to give families a fully accessible experience whilst enjoying the feeling of a 5-star hotel.

Our renovation of this building was split up into phases including the following :

– Reception Area 

– Family Support Office Area

– Play, Craft and Events Room 

– Sensory & Movie Room 

– Hydro-pool with changing facilities 

– A glass walled garden room

– 3 fully accessible apartments 

– Landscaping of the grounds

– Community Hub

The Lodge

The Lodge is our dedicated counselling and holistic therapy centre. For the last 5 years it has also hosted many family and corporate events in our function room. There is also a one-bed apartment perfect for short family breaks.

Our renovation of this building was split up into phases with the following rooms:

– Office Area 

– Family Apartment 

– Function & Events Room 

– 2 Counselling Rooms

Our progress 

 

We are soon to open the new wing of our Retreat! We are so excited and can’t wait for families to visit. We have now started fundraising for phases 7-10, our final phases of the build. You can help us raise to renovate here.

Please know that your gift will continue to give for generations to come.

Our renovation project has been filled with so much love. Here’s just a few special touches:

– Walls and roof slates have been signed with love by parents and supporters 

– Original Victorian features have been kept to pay heritage to the original building

– The original parquet flooring has been restored

– Original artwork from local artists hang on the walls

 

Inside our renovation

Contact us!

If you any questions about our Retreat then please feel free to get in touch.

You can also call us on 01457 680 023 or message us via our social media @reubensretreat

We'd love to keep you updated about our family support work and upcoming events. Please let us know how you would like to hear from us

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