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Residents in Castleford celebrate their improved homes!

Published 13 March 2017

Residents at WDH’s Springfield Independent Living Scheme were celebrating their newly refurbished homes today after completion of a £3.5 million refurbishment. 

The scheme has been revamped to incorporate a dementia friendly colour scheme, modern facilities and features and has been made more accessible for residents.

Residents celebrated over cake and coffee with the WDH Wellbeing team as well as Board Member, Jacquie Speight and chatted in their brand new, modernised lounge.

Margaret Kellett, a Springfield resident for six years said: “Our new flats are beautiful. I was lucky enough to return to my original flat and the new open plan design makes it much easier to get around. WDH has done a fantastic job!”

Darren Portman, WDH’s Care and Health Manager, said: “We’re delighted to formally re-open Springfield Independent Living scheme following what has been a transformational refurbishment.  Our Independent Living Schemes offer modern facilities in a safe and secure environment to support residents to maintain their independence at home. Springfield is the twelfth scheme we have improved within the Wakefield district with more schemes scheduled for improvement in the next few years.”

Ann Roberts, a resident at the scheme, said: “It is such an improvement, we have a lovely, light lounge and somewhere to sit out in the summer. The new fencing makes it feel a lot more secure as well.”

As part of its independent living strategy WDH has been busy updating Independent Living Schemes and making them even better places to live.  A number of WDH’s Independent Living Schemes have been modernised, making them more vibrant, enjoyable places to live. WDH has over 40 schemes across the district, enabling residents to maintain their independence whilst getting a little extra help and support. All of the schemes offer comfort, safety and security in a friendly, sociable setting.

To take a virtual tour of our newly refurbished schemes visit: www.wdh.co.uk

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