As part of the continued development of our residential services, we have opened a new family space at Harcombe House, specifically for families who are visiting the centre to rest and recharge.

Furze Cottage offers a welcoming space for adults and dependants alike, with activities, toys and games to suit every age group.

While one room is fully equipped with everything from an Xbox to a TV and music streaming system for teenagers, the main room has a reading corner with books, games and puzzles, a table and chairs for children to draw or build Lego and various toys for different age groups.

Adults, meanwhile, can sit and enjoy a hot drink together and chat to others who are visiting from across our fire services community.

We recently opened Furze Cottage, a new family area for adults and children of all ages, offering anyone staying on a break to rest and recharge a welcoming space to connect with others.

Furze Cottage has a bathroom and baby changing facilities, high-chairs and a kitchen equipment so you can relax, knowing you’ll have access to everything you’ll need.

Carrie Pearce, our Welfare Services Lead, says: “This is open for any families that are staying with us on site, but particularly those that are coming for rest and recharge breaks to give them that space to come and relax and connect with others.”

Our rest and recharge stays provide you with the space and opportunity to unwind, relax and reflect on your wellbeing and yourself. Our tranquil and peaceful surroundings provide the perfect setting for recovery, building resilience and finding those initial steps to help you move forward.

Find out more about these stays here.

And you can find out more about Furze Cottage and our support for families by calling our Support Line on 0800 3898820 or through the Access Support tab on MyFFC.

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