05:15AM, Wednesday 02 October 2013
Five sheltered housing schemes in the town have been modernised in a project costing £1.5m.
Housing Solutions has refurbished its Maidenhead accommodation to ensure it will be 'future proofed' for the next 30 years.
Housing Solutions provides specialist accommodation for older people and people who need support and care.
Schemes that have been modernised are Neve House in Norfolk Road, Southgate House in Bailey Close, St Pauls Court in Princess Street and Christian Smith House in Haywood Avenue.
Blandford House in Ashcroft Road has also been refurbished and its improved lounge area was officially opened on Thursday, September 26, by the Royal Borough's cabinet member for adult services Cllr David Coppinger.
Across the five properties 72 bathrooms were converted to level access shower rooms to cater for resident's changing needs.
The organisation added the energy efficiency of the accommodation has also been improved with the installation of double glazing at St Pauls and Blandford House.
In Neve House an electric heating system has been replaced with a new gas system which will be cheaper to run and more responsive to resident's needs.
Garden and courtyards have been improved and new front doors have been installed and in the majority of flats the corridors and stairwells have been redecorated and re carpeted.
Bedsits have been converted into one bedroom apartments and all the communal lounges have been given a facelift with new furniture, carpets and curtains.
Mrs Eileen Hunt, who is 91 and lives in Blandford House said: "A lot of the rooms used to be a bit dark, but it’s really nice now - like living it a hotel."
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