The complete refurbishment of an outdated bathroom into a modern wet room at The Jersey Cheshire Home has been achieved in just one week by members of the Jersey Construction Council.
The charity was chosen by the council to benefit from their time, expertise and resources as part of the Jersey Construction Council Week that ran from the 17th to the 22nd September.
The refurbishment included the laying of a new floor, new tiling, adjustable sink and many other features to cater for residents with impaired mobility. The intention was to create private space for the residents and took into account the need for a large area to cater for the special requirements of wheel chair-bound residents.
Marc Burton, Chairman of the Education and Training Sub-Committee of the Jersey Construction Council commented, “We were delighted to be given the opportunity of tackling this challenge which utilised the skill and expertise of a range of members including plumbers, tilers and electricians. We regarded the Jersey Cheshire Home as a worthy cause to support and we are pleased to have played our part in enhancing the residents’ quality of life”.
The Jersey Cheshire Home was established thirty years ago to offer a home for those with physical disabilities who can no longer live in their own houses. The home offers care, rehabilitation and respite as well as day care facilities, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.
David Lord, Operations Manager, said that the residents were delighted with the wet room. He continued, ”A facility that was very dated is now a place of beauty, modern, comfortable, well lit and stylish but with a homely feel. Thanks to the generosity of the Jersey Construction Council in providing both practical and financial help we were able to achieve this superb result. The home is independently funded and costs well over £4,500.00 per day to operate, therefore the contribution that the JeCC have made is an major boost to the Charity and the residents of Eric Young House”.