Earlier this month, Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton, visited the Rose Road Association in Southampton, which provides support to young people with complex needs, and their families, from across Hampshire.
The visit allowed Bishop Jonathan, who serves as an ambassador for Rose Road, to meet a number of young people supported by the organisation and to hear about their experiences there. The visit also provided the opportunity to see the results of recent building works that have added two new bedrooms to the organisation’s respite centre.
Commenting, the Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost, the Bishop of Southampton, said:
“I was delighted to be able to visit the Rose Road Association again and to see the excellent work that this organisation does with young people from across Hampshire. I was particularly pleased to see the two new bedrooms that have been built as an extension to the organisation’s respite centre – these bedrooms will make a huge difference to the number of young people Rose Road is able to support each day.
This progress is great and Rose road is now able to provide 1,000 bed nights per annum in its respite centre. This provision doesn’t come cheaply, however. It costs £7,000 per day to keep Rose Road open and it’s no exaggeration to say that none of this would be possible without the incredible fundraising efforts of the team here at Rose Road and the organisations and individuals that support it. Rose Road has great ambitions for the future and I am extremely proud to be an ambassador for the organisation”.