Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, has approved a three quarter of a million pound investment to upgrade the facilities in a large number of County Council owned residential and nursing homes for older people, as well as two of its day services’ buildings used by adults with learning disabilities
The £750,000 will be spent on modernising kitchenettes, bathrooms and the main kitchens in these facilities and forms part of a wider overarching programme of investment in long term accommodation to support the most vulnerable adults of all ages and abilities across Hampshire.
Councillor Fairhurst said: “Unlike many other local authorities, Hampshire continues to own and run its own network of homes for older people, alongside accommodation for people with learning disabilities. We believe this is essential in helping to maintain good quality support for the most vulnerable. Ensuring our kitchen and bathroom spaces are equipped to the highest of modern standards is really important both to our residents, as well as our staff, enabling us to effectively support the widest range of needs.”
Work is expected to start across buildings in September and be completed by April 2019.
All buildings will remain fully operational during the refurbishment process.