Greenfields converts a three-bedroomed house into a five-bedroomed house for family with disabled child
Published by Donata Rio for Greenfields Community Housing in Housing and also in Health
For the first time, Essex based Greenfields Community Housing has converted a three-bedroom house into a five-bedroom house for a family of six, including one disabled child.
Lauren Nunn previously lived in a three-bedroom house with her five children for seven years. She and her family moved into the converted five-bedroom house earlier this month. The house has been specially adapted for her three-year-old son, Brogan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.
The adaptations include Brogan’s own bedroom and bathroom downstairs. The bathroom is also known as a ‘wet-room’, meaning that the washing facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. The house also includes a fully-fitted kitchen and a garden with a wheelchair-accessible patio area.
Lauren said: “For the first time, Brogan can use the whole of the downstairs area, rather than being confined to a tiny living room. The nicest thing is that I can have him in the kitchen with me and it isn’t dangerous for him. And wherever I am downstairs, he can see me all the time! Thank you, Greenfields; I wouldn’t change anything.”
Daniel Allen, Property Services Director at Greenfields, said: “It is fantastic to see the family so happy in their new home. As well as building new properties all over the district, we also want to make sure that the ones we already have are suitable for our residents’ needs.”
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Notes to editor
< Greenfields is a Community Gateway association, meaning that residents can be involved in many aspects of the organisation that affect their homes and communities
< Greenfields is an Investors in People Champion organisation
< Greenfields was named the 56th best not-for-profit company to work for in theUK by the Sunday Times in 2013