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Supported Adults Have Their Say In A Million Pound Refurbishment

PEOPLE supported by a provider of adult social care have played a key role in helping develop the look and feel of their newly refurbished homes in Stoke-on-Trent.

The work forms part of a million-pound investment into Shelton Care Group sites, operated by adult social care and support provider National Care Group.

Shelton Care, which currently supports 160 adults, each with a diverse range of support needs, has recently delivered substantial improvements to its grounds, homes and day service facilities including new kitchens, bathrooms, redecoration, sensory gardens, and a cinema room in one of its residential properties.

The adults supported by Shelton had the opportunity to have their say on the redecoration of their bedrooms and shared spaces, with themes, colour choices and flooring options tailored to stimulate their development and meet their needs.

Lizzie, a supported person at Shelton, said: “I used a paint colour chart to help me choose the colours that I would like to have in my flat and shower room. I chose green and cream because I love nature and the colour green.

“I’m really happy that I was allowed to create a place that is perfect for me.”

Mrs Morley, the parent of a person supported by Shelton said: “The refurbishments that took place at Cauldon Place have made a great difference to the general appearance of the building. Both the painting of the exterior walls and the painting of the stairs, along with the new carpet, have all been positive and welcome additions to the home.”

The works form part of National Care Group’s commitment to providing quality care and to continual improvement so the people supported can achieve their goals.

Katie Fallows, Regional Operations Manager at National Care Group, said: “We’re passionate and dedicated to supporting our people to lead rich and fulfilling lives. Having them involved in the design process really made them feel at home in their environment, which, ultimately, alongside the support we provide, is our top priority as adult social care providers.

“Whilst the work was happening, we supported many of our people to have a holiday or go on day trips to escape any disruption and keep them safe. The trips away were a great opportunity as for some, it was their first ever holiday. Then to see the excitement on their faces as they returned to an unveiling of their newly renovated homes was so rewarding.”

The new cinema and sensory room at the organisation’s Richmond Mews property is just one new facility now enjoyed by the supported individuals at their fully refurbished bungalow.

Commenting on the success and improvements, Mark Mason, Head of Estates and Procurement, who led the project for National Care Group, said: “Investing in our sites is part of our continual improvement programme to enable the people we support to reach their full potential. The services provided by our Shelton colleagues are a testament to this philosophy, and it has been a pleasure to help them in not just the essentials of refurbishment but a range of sensory and homely improvements that help both the people we support and their team to feel empowered in their surroundings.






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