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Customers enjoy beautiful and dementia-friendly refurbishments

We’ve recently completed dementia-friendly refurbishments of three of our Independent Living schemes as part of a £1m plan to make all our schemes more energy efficient and inclusive for people living with dementia.

Following last year’s successful refurbishment of the One Vision Housing scheme, Mill Spring Court, Sovini Property Services were once again employed to redevelop three further schemes: Kenyons Lodge in Maghull, Bishops Court in Wirral and Brooks Court in West Derby.

All three properties have been given soft colour schemes, with feature walls, carpets and different wallpaper throughout to make each floor of the properties easily identifiable and therefore easier to navigate for those living with memory loss and visual impairments. The wayfinding signage in the homes also incorporate dementia-friendly icons.

Customers were consulted throughout the refurbishment, and chose the fabrics and colours to create a sense of wellbeing and luxury within the communal areas.

Along with Sovini Property Services, we’ve been holding afternoon tea events to thank customers for their patience and cooperation during the refurbishment works.

OVH Independent Living Manager, Suzanne Meylan said: “With dementia affecting more people in our communities, it’s important we respond to this need and create communal living environments which promote a sense of wellbeing and comfort for our customers.”