Makeover for home

(L-R): Blyth care home residents Jo Bradley, Malcolm Ross and Elsie Millican with home manager Chris Palmer.
(L-R): Blyth care home residents Jo Bradley, Malcolm Ross and Elsie Millican with home manager Chris Palmer.

Blyth’s Crofton Court care home has been given a makeover.

Two lounges for dementia sufferers at the Edward Street home have been redecorated, and its entrance foyer has also been given a fresh lick of paint.

New soft furnishings and curtains have been provided, all, along with the wallpaper in the lounges, picked by the specialist dementia care facility’s 50 residents.

The refurbishment of Crofton Court is part of a £15m investment programme by Birmingham-based Akari Care in its 39 homes nationwide.

Home manager Chris Palmer said: “The home is looking fantastic, and we are all really pleased with the result of the refurbishment.

“Our residents enjoyed picking the soft furnishings and the colour schemes for the rooms, and it was really important for us to involve them in the whole process.

“The environment of a care home is an imperative part of the overall care for residents and can impact on their everyday lives, so the fresh, comfortable and safe environment that we provide at Crofton Court is extremely beneficial for residents.”