Go-ahead for Daventry’s new health rehab centre


Work is set to start this summer on building a state-of-the-art health rehabilitation centre in Daventry after the scheme received approval from councillors.

At its meeting last night (Thursday, 21 February) Daventry District Council agreed the Business Plan to construct the new premises for High March-based charity Reach for Health on part of the Daventry & District Sports Club site at Western Avenue.

The charity, also known as Daventry Health Rehabilitation Trust, specialises in physiotherapeutic exercise for people who have experienced a traumatic health event, such as heart attacks or strokes, or who are suffering from long-term or life-long illness.

Reach for Health has outgrown its current premises in High March, which are old and expensive to maintain, due to an increase in demand for its services. The Council has approved a £1.48 million budget for the scheme, which also recently received planning consent. The new building will be leased out to the charity on the existing rental fee.

Councillor David James, Councillor David James, DDC’s Economic, Regeneration and Employment Portfolio Holder, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support Reach for Health and help the charity meet the growing demands for its services in modern new premises.

“We may be investing in bricks and mortar, but the ultimate impact these new facilities will have improving people’s everyday lives will be invaluable.”