History of Glebe House
Time Lines- Details of Milestones and Photographs
Glebe House built in 1851 as Rectory for Emmanuel Church
March 29, 1851
We move in
June 1, 1982
Glebe House leased from Leicester County Council and refurbished by parent members of the Charnwood Mencap Society. The refurbishment was funded by Urban Aid Grant.
Glebe House opens
February 22, 1983
Glebe House opens. Maintenance and running costs are funded by the Urban Policy Sub Committee, of Leicester County Council. The staff are funded through the Manpower Services Commission Community Programme. First services offered were holiday playscheme, pre school playgroup, adult daycare, domicilary homecare/sitting service and weekend breaks.
Formally opened by Brian Rix
October 16, 1983
Comic actor, father and passionate campaigner for people with a learning disability: Lord Brian Rix was an extraordinary man. When his daughter was born with Down’s syndrome in 1951, doctors advised him to ‘put her away in a home and forget about her’. Instead, Brian Rix began a 60-year fight to create a world where people with a learning disability had the opportunity to learn, work and live life the way they chose. He officially opened Glebe House in 1983.
Glebe House is visited by Princess Diana
January 10, 1984
Glebe House was visited by Diana who was then the HRH Princess of Wales in 1984. She is joined by Professor Ray Meddis, one of the founders of the charity and still a trustee until he recently retired last October.
March 29, 1985
Joint Funding first obtained to finance some posts. Mental Health Foundation funded Project Manager’s post for 2 years.
John Drake building
August 29, 1991
Glebe House adds a second property to its portfolio, with the acquisition of the John Drake building fundraised by parents/carers.
June 14, 1992
Glebe House (Charnwood) Ltd (company limited by guarantee) is formed. A charity in its own right took over responsibility for the Project, with effect from April 1993.
Service Level Agreement
April 4, 1993
Grants for all services excluding play-scheme and pre school playgroup, are replaced by a Service Level Agreement with the Local Authority.
Moving to Woodgate Chambers
November 10, 2010
Moving childrens services to The Old School
September 11, 2012
Purchasing Glebe Cottage
November 29, 2012
Glebe House set the balls in motion to purchase a new property to house work skills services and respite and weekend breaks.
Leaving the old Glebe House after 30 years
March 8, 2013
Saying a fond farewell to Glebe House on Forest Road. Since then it is now home to Hardwick House School.
Glebe Cottage opens
April 9, 2013
Glebe Cottage is now open and is home to Work Skills Services and Weekend Breaks.
Further Support Services become available
March 1, 2015
• Day care for adults 5 days/week/with separate groups for young adults with additional physical disability and for elderly clients. • Round year Children’s Service including after school, Saturdays and holidays. • Activity days for young adults during Summer holidays. • Social Club Wednesday evening for young adults. • Weekend Breaks
Glebe Workshop opens
April 24, 2017
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