Successful open day at new Dudley services
24 Mar 2020
Thursday 5th March was a memorable day in Precious Homes history, as we opened the doors to the stunning new services in Netherton, Dudley. The open day was extremely well attended, with social workers, commissioners and partners from Golden Lane Housing joined by neighbours and friends of Precious Homes.
The business development team were on site, joined by other members of the Precious team, to show people around the services. As part of the tour, the team were able to point out some of the amazing design features which make the new services both a practical and a beautiful place to live.
The Mayor of Dudley joined Mitesh Dhanak, Founder of Precious Homes, to cut the ribbon and officially open the service. Precious Homes choir also travelled to the event to provide entertainment for those who attended.
What type of services are we opening?
The new services are based on the style of our award-winning services at Swan Court, Falcon Mews and Robins View in Birmingham. This tiered service model offers pathways of support for people as they develop their independence, with supported living plus and supported living services on the same site.
All three services also have access to an on-site café that we are looking forward to using for socialising, developing life-skills and providing an all-important link with the local community.
Mitesh explains, “The new services have been developed in partnership with Golden Lane Housing, a leading social housing landlord for people with a learning disability, in response to demand for this type of bespoke care in the local area. We’ve worked hard to create bright and modern homes which are fully equipped to be accessible to all and can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the people we support.”
What is it like inside?
Inside, the services have been carefully designed to provide a safe yet bright, homely and stylish environment for the people that will live and work there. Rounded corners on walls and sinks, worktops and hobs that raise and lower have been designed to meet the needs of the individuals who will live there. With safety, accessibility and independence at its heart, the design of the new services ensure that they are comfortable, friendly places to live. The designs take inspiration from the town’s farming and industrial history, from a farmhouse theme with wooden furniture and uplifting artwork in one building to an industrial theme in the other.
Mitesh concludes, “Our focus is 100% on the delivery of high quality, personalised support and state of the art provision for the people we support. That includes ensuring we find the right balance between functional and welcoming, friendly and stimulating spaces. We’re extremely excited to be taking the next step on our journey, with more services due to open later in the year.”
Opportunities at the new services
We are currently recruiting and actively seeking experienced, committed people with a strong value base around person-centred support. Visit http://www.precious-homes.co.uk/vacancies/ for more information.