Investment in services continues

Active Prospects has recently completed work to renovate and redesign one of our supported living properties in Banstead, converting a two bedroom house into two brand new, one bedroom flats.

Peter* who has lived in the house for some years was initially not keen on moving out. To help him better understand the plan for his home, a 3D model was created to show him what it would look like and, with the help of his Support Worker, Peter* agreed to the temporary move to enable the works to take place. It was a big upheaval for him but his support team helped him throughout the process and he has coped very well.

Peter* has now moved back in to a lovely bright, clean, modern flat, which is close to Banstead Village with a host of shops and restaurants and near to his day service. He is really pleased with the flat, and to be back near his friends, neighbours and local community. The new downstairs flat which has patio doors to a large enclosed garden with established trees is now available to let for a new person requiring supported living in the area. (*not his real name)

Active Prospects has also recently invested around £50,000 to replace an old lift at its residential service in Banstead, Rosedene.

The upstairs residents rely on the lift as they struggle with mobility. As the existing lift was old, it was becoming increasingly difficult to source spare parts when needed so a decision was taken to install a brand new lift and power unit at the service. The four upstairs residents temporarily relocated to other services across Active Prospects – two to Young Prospects in Redhill and two to Queens Park Lodge in Caterham – whilst the work was undertaken. Downstairs residents remained at Rosedene but were taken for some lovely day trips whilst the works continued. Alongside the new lift, we also took the opportunity to redecorate and install new lighting in the lounge, which included replacing the flooring throughout the downstairs of the property.

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