This project involves changing the living space in each flat to enhance it, as when Elizabeth house was built in the 1980’s the individual flats only had WC’s and bath facilities were communal; and for us this is sub-standard living for the 21st century.
By redesigning the internal layout of the flats, and incorporating the existing shared bathroom spaces into the layouts, we will be able to provide each resident with a home that has separate bedroom with built in wardrobe, open plan kitchen living room, complete with eye level ovens to avoid any accidents, and the comfort of their own shower rooms. The communal areas are also being given a ‘lift’ with new lighting and carpet.
So far 4 residents have been returned to their newly refurbished homes and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive, with one resident saying
‘Thank you for making the process so smooth, involving us and the level of detail which you have gone too. You have been very caring and spared no effort to ensure that all residents are aware of timescales, whats happening and when they are moving etc. The service has been really positive and WH have done a really good job.
You have given us the chance to have a new life and new start with the refurbished flats, and the sheer choice of colours you have given us to make our homes our own has been fantastic.’
We will also be including one shared bathroom (with bath and shower) in the finished scheme as , once the refurb is finished, we are going to be working in partnership with WSCC ‘Extra care’ to provide some flats in the scheme for people with enhanced support or care needs.