After losing her husband, Mrs Clark, who lives in a WDH property, didn’t know if she could face the stress and disruption that home improvements can bring. However, after a little persuasion from her family she went ahead and now she couldn’t be happier with her new kitchen!
When Mrs Clark’s husband sadly passed away last year, she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and the thought of having strangers in her home filled her with dread. So when she was contacted by WDH to discuss replacing her old kitchen she originally wasn’t interested. But after speaking with her family and WDH’s project team, she changed her mind and went ahead with the work.
Work began to completely renovate Mrs Clark’s kitchen in March this year. The WDH team were there every step of the way, and Resident Liaison Officer, Michelle Johnson, visited Mrs Clark every day to check on her wellbeing and to make sure that the work was going to plan. The work was completed on time and to say thank you, Mrs. Clark hosted a buffet lunch for all the people who were involved in the work.
Mrs Clark said: “The whole process was like WDH SOS! I feel like I have made a lot of new friends on this journey. Now if the team walks past my house they always wave to me. They were so helpful and supportive and even made a fuss of my dog, Poppy, whenever they visited. I am so grateful to WDH and the lovely work men. My kitchen looks so much bigger and lighter now it’s been renovated. I know that if my husband was here, he would be proud of everyone that has been involved.”
WDH’s Improvement Delivery Site Manager, Ian Arlotte said: “We are delighted that Mrs Clark is so pleased with the work on her home. It just shows that our work can really help improve people’s lives”.