Jersey

Plans for Brig-Y-Don upgrade submitted to Jersey States

Children in silhouette
Image caption If the plans are approved, the refurbished home will offer provisions for brothers and sisters

Plans to modernise a children's home in Jersey have been submitted for government approval.

The Brig-Y-Don home in St Clement was closed last year due to a lack of funding.

But earlier this year the States signed a 10-year lease with the Brig-y-Don Children's Trust charity and pledged £650,000 to upgrade the facility.

The refurbishment plans include two bedsits for older teenagers.

There will also be provision for some siblings to stay together.

Health Minister Anne Pryke said enabling the trust to reopen would allow the States to carry out one the recommendations made by Andrew Williamson - who reviewed children's services in the island two years ago.

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