Issue details

Bath College SEND Residential Provision (WL)

The proposal is to build a 12-bed residential unit linked to the SEND Wellow Centre at Bath College, Somer Valley site. The college is providing the land on which this is to be built. This would accommodate young people with special educational needs aged 16+. This is a stepping stone between living at home and moving to either supported living or independent living. The proposal is for 12 bedrooms each with en-suite plus a carers room, together with communal kitchen and living areas. The rationale for this provision is to offer a residential element in B&NES thereby preventing expensive out of area placements at independent residential colleges. There are many benefits to the young people remaining in their local area for example - local employment, social, economic and environmental reasons. A capital loan of £4m has been agreed in principle.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Financial Impact and Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2023

Decision due: Not before 23rd Sep 2023 by Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Director of Children and Education

Contact: Rosemary Collard, Head of Education Inclusion (Capital and Strategy Email: Tel: 01225 394224.

Consultation process

Full consultation has taken place with ASC and Bath College and initially with parents of young people attending the Wellow Centre. If agreed there will be a full legal consultation process with the local area, parents/carers and young people.


Bath College
Parents of young people attending the Wellow Centre

EFP Reference: E3445