Refurbished sheltered housing scheme officially re-opened in Weston-super-Mare
On Friday 9 October, we officially re-opened our sheltered housing scheme of 82 flats, Knightstone House in Weston-super-Mare, following refurbishment.
The Mayor of Weston, Cllr Raymond Armstrong, attended the event, along with the Deputy Mayor, Jacqui Peak.
Knightstone House is the last and largest of our schemes to be refurbished as part of a £10.5 million, four year programme of investment to improve the quality of our sheltered and extra care housing.
The scheme has benefitted from internal refurbishment of the flats and communal areas, which was carried out by Ian Williams contractors and E. G Carter. A roof garden has also been built.
Barrie Dale, Vice Chair of our Board, said “We’re committed to providing homes that meet our residents’ needs. Ensuring our sheltered and extra care homes are well maintained helps us to support our older residents to live independently, for as long as possible.
This programme of improvements put safety and accessibility at the heart of the design, with wet rooms and level access showers installed in all 82 individual flats at Knightstone House, and much needed scooter storage areas provided.”
A resident of Knightstone House, Mrs Betty Whitfield, said “My family are so pleased that I live in such a beautiful place. It was the best decision I ever made to move here and I’ve been here 13 years”.
We support over 2,000 older residents to live independently in our sheltered and extra care housing across Somerset and the West of England.