Residential homes get cash boost

PUBLISHED: 13:19 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

RESIDENTIAL and nursing homes in Royston and Buntingford have been given a cash lift. Herts County Council has secured Government funds to make improvements to environments for elderly people living in homes across the county. Cllr Sally Newton, executive

RESIDENTIAL and nursing homes in Royston and Buntingford have been given a cash lift.

Herts County Council has secured Government funds to make improvements to environments for elderly people living in homes across the county.

Cllr Sally Newton, executive member for adult care and health, said: "Improvements made to these homes will have a positive impact on residents' quality of life."

St George's nursing home in Kneesworth Street, Royston, was given £12,749 for refurbishment of its residential space.

Nursing home director David Ashworth said: "We will use the grant for a make-over of the living room.

"This will include the provision of a highly specialised recliner chair to enable residents presently bed-bound the opportunity of joining others in the living room.

"In addition, we are able to redefine the patio area to include an accessible greenhouse and easy grip garden tools, introduce a raised flower bed and provide a patio awning."

Margaret House in Barley, has secured £7,850 for new beds and furniture.

Richard Cox House in Royston, received £7,500 for refurbishment of its bathrooms.

Nevetts residential care home in Buntingford will benefit from £12,000 to re-decorate and renovate its bathrooms and toilets.

Residential homes with buildings older than three years were invited to submit an application to the county council for a grant towards a project.

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