Apr 18

New Mobility Homes Feature walk-In Showers


A new development in the village of Halfway in Lanarkshire has seen 18 new homes being built on the site of an old filling station by Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association.

The £2.9 million development was designed to meet the needs of residents who may have a range of mobility issues, such as needing to use wheelchairs, Lanarkshire Live reports.

Every one of the flats is built to make it accessible and user-friendly for older people with disabilities or limited mobility. All are wheelchair accessible and the walk-in showers are part of large shower rooms. The flats also have open plan kitchens and living rooms.

They also feature green measures like solar panels, Smart metres, double glazing and high performance gas central heating.

Speaking to Lanarkshire Live, maintenance manager for the housing association John McNulty said: “Everyone involved in the project worked together to ensure the highest standards were achieved and are delighted with the finished product.”

Director of the association Elaine Lister said: “This development goes some way in delivering housing for the needs of our elderly and disabled community.”

This is in addition to a similar development of 35 homes at Glenroyal Gardens, located in Rutherglen.

She added: “We will continue to look for opportunities to provide more high quality, affordable housing for people in housing need and to support the communities we work in.”

While developments such as these can be custom built, it is also possible for homes to be retrofitted with modified bathroom facilities to make life easier for those who need them. If you’d like help or guidance related to products such as easy access showers, get in touch with Practical Bathing today.

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