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					   Proposal for a
Hydrotherapy Pool for
   West Berkshire

    An enduring
    community
     facility for
     800 users
     each week
    For further information please contact
                   John Holt
                  01635 33582
            johnmholtbsc@aol.com




  September 2007
What is hydrotherapy?

Physiotherapy in water




Therapy that cannot be
 delivered on dry land
      Who benefits?

 Stroke
 Cancer
 Arthritis
 Rheumatism
 Amputees
 Orthopaedics
 Joint replacements
 Ante and post natal
 Learning difficulties ……..
      Who benefits?

 Head injuries
 Spinal injuries
 Parkinson’s
 Motor Neurone Disease
 Multiple Sclerosis
 Spina bifida
 Huntington’s
 Late effects of polio
 Muscular dystrophy ……..
       Who benefits?

 Football
 Rugby
 Cycling
 Jockeys
 Hockey
 Athletics


  Anyone may develop
a need for hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy,
for health
and well-being ….

 Restore lost muscle power
 Maintain muscle power
  – Improve walking or gait
  – Improve ability to stand
  – Ability to bend and turn
 Out of hospital
 Back to work
 Back to sport
 Safer pregnancy
 How big an unmet need?

 Independent study indicates
  800 users each week
 Central location important
 20 user pool = 80 sq m
 Open 50+ hours / week
 Location, cost and
  marketing affects numbers
     Pool features ….

 Water at 32-37C
 Hoists, ramps, steps
 1 in 30 gradient floor
 Depth 830-1350 mm
 Working space around pool
 Space for therapists
 Therapeutic environment


 Not a swimming pool
 Not a bubble bath
Some issues
to get right ….

 Water quality and
  conservation
 Energy conservation
 Air humidity control
 Air temperature
 Lighting and glare
 Therapeutic environment
 Access
 Location
 Health and safety
    Construction costs ….

 Depends on final size
 Invest to save energy costs
 £800,000?
 Requires half acre of land


 The proposal already has
  major backers
 More support always
  welcome!
Likely staff and structure
 Social Enterprise
  – Members
  – Stakeholders
  – Board of trustees
 Director / Manager
 Maintenance & cleaning
 Reception
 Therapists
  – (retained, visiting)
 Assistants & trainees
 Volunteers
Why
Social
Enterprise?

•   Run on commercial lines
•   No shareholder dividends
•   Profits go back into the
    business
•   The more who use the pool
    the lower the prices
          Income
          sources

 Lettings
   – Groups: existing, ad hoc
   – Individuals
   – Private therapists
   – Non hydrotherapy use
 Sale of energy
 Support grants
 Support from members
 ‘Friends of the hydro pool’
Independent
professional
feasibility
study
December 06

   Unmet need quantified
    –   800 users each week
 All issues can be addressed
 Outline business plan clear
 ‘Central’ location important
Who is already involved?

 West Berks Neurological
  Alliance
 West Berks Disability
  Alliance
 Community Action W Berks
 Greenham Common Trust
 Berkshire Social Enterprise

 Berkshire Community
  Foundation
 European Social Fund
Activities planned
for autumn 2007

   Secure letters of support from
    key stakeholders
   Recruit trustees to run the
    social enterprise
   Establish the legal entity of the
    social enterprise
   Continue negotiations to secure
    a long lease on suitable half an
    acre of land
   Encourage offers of funding
       Who is interested?

   20-30 organisations
   Therapists
   Hospital staff
   Members of the public
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    To find out more please contact
                John Holt
              01635 33582
         johnmholtbsc@aol.com

				
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