A shabby suc­cess story

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

CARE home staff have been giv­ing old fur­ni­ture a ‘shabby chic’ makeover.

They have been busy sand­ing, paint­ing and dis­tress­ing items as part of a vin­tage-style makeover at the home at Col­ham Road Care Home, Hilling­don.

Their hard work has helped brighten up res­i­dents’ bed­rooms and com­mu­nal ar­eas by adding a splash of colour and up-cy­cling their ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture.

The new look has proved a hit with res­i­dents who have wel­comed the staff ’s ef­forts to come up with bud­get-friendly ideas to add char­ac­ter to the home.

Sup­port man­ager An­gela Walk­ling said: “It’s im­por­tant for our res­i­dents to be com­fort­able and feel at home here at Col­ham Road.

“Our re­cent re­dec­o­ra­tion has made a great dif­fer­ence and has cre­ated a more re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment with per­son­alised touches for ev­ery­one. The up-cy­cling has al­lowed our staff to play a part in re-us­ing re­sources and trans­form­ing the rooms.”

The home, which is run by Hilling­don Coun­cil, pro­vides res­i­den­tial care for peo­ple with pro­found phys­i­cal and learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties who re­quire round-the-clock sup­port.

For more in­for­ma­tion on bor­ough sup­port ser­vices visit: www. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / ar­ti­cle/7763/Adults-an­dolder-peo­ple.

n NEW LOOK: Fur­ni­ture at Col­ham Road Care Home has been spruced up in a vin­tage-style makeover

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