New Outlook - Albert Weedall Centre

23 Gravelly Hill North, Erdington, Birmingham West Midlands, West Midlands, B23 6BT

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Albert Weedall was built utilising a Housing Corporation grant and from the Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind, a £400k contribution plus the land at a peppercorn rent. This provided a further 25 one bed room two person flats and a much needed facility in the north of the City. Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester opened the scheme in 1996. Situated in its own grounds close to shops and public transport, it offers unfurnished flats on three levels with a lift between floors. Our principal aim is to enable older people who have difficulty living in their current home or no longer wish to live alone, to retain their independence and improve their quality of life. The combination of spacious, self-contained, adapted flats and 24hrs support staff ensures independence, privacy and security for all tenants. The flats, schemes and grounds are easily accessible and convenient to use. Route recognition aids assist tenants to move freely around their flats and the building. These include, wide hallways and doorways, contrast décor and flooring, audible aids, guide rails and markers, talking notice board and speech guided lift and tactile signage. Albert Weedall is well integrated within the local community and has extensive links with local associations, clubs and support services, in addition to convenient community and public transport. Whilst the scheme provides on-site activities and events, staff also encourage residents to make use of local associations, either lunch clubs, social centres, support groups, etc.  

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