‘DIY SOS’ style refurbishment of an Orbit Independent Living care home in celebration of our 80th anniversary
Deeley Construction, part of the Deeley Group in Coventry, leapt to the rescue when they heard that Loxley Court’s kitchen was in need of an urgent upgrade and called in the support of other contractors in the area.
Around £10,000 worth of time and materials were donated by Deeley Construction, Daly Engineering, Eagledale, Claddagh Electrical, Midlands Flooring, Cladding Components and Agutter.
Previously, the scheme did not have facilities to prepare hot food for events in the communal area, so it was prepared off-site due to the lack of kitchen facilities. Now, thanks to the generosity and time devoted by Deeley and their contacts, customers at Loxley Court will enjoy a home-cooked meal on Christmas Day – and every day from now on.
Loxley Court is a sheltered housing scheme in Wood End, Coventry. It comprises 40 self-contained flats for older customers who wish to live independently. It has a shared library, communal lounge, shared laundry facilities and now fully functional and beautiful kitchen!
“We are thrilled that Deeley Construction and their partners have upgraded the kitchen at Loxley Court. Customers living there will now be able to make and enjoy meals in the shared area of the scheme. Not only does this give customers a greater sense of community, it allows them to share costs by preparing home-cooked meals together.”
“The local community will benefit too as the communal space, including the kitchen, will be available to hire for social events. A lot of work has gone into improving Loxley Court recently and we’re grateful to everyone that has pitched in to help. It’s a win-win for everyone!”Lesley Airey, Sheltered Support Provision Manager, Orbit Independent Living