Kettering sheltered housing schemes set for sparkling renovation

Kettering Council is to work with a healthcare provider to renovate 10 sheltered housing schemes as part of their Sparkle project.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 11:55 am
Harry Potter House.
Harry Potter House.

The Sparkle project is a five year programme which involves improving sheltered housing schemes across the borough to better support residents.

The upgrades include complete redecoration of communal areas where required, including new carpets, new door entry systems and lighting.

Harry Potter House and The Lawns – which is the largest site - will be the first schemes to be given the Sparkle treatment in 2016.

Tunstall Healthcare is providing and installing new door entry systems which are designed to be secure and robust, ensuring tenants feel safe in their homes.

The council is also using Tunstall’s Communicall Vi, an easy to use, integrated system which is designed to support better care delivery with access to real-time information, reporting and a flexible platform for needs-based telecare solutions.

John Conway, head of housing at Kettering Council, said: “Over the next five years the Sparkle project will bring major improvements to all of our ten sheltered housing schemes across the borough.”

Cllr James Burton, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “We’re delighted to be giving the ‘Sparkle’ treatment to our sheltered housing schemes to improve safety, security and comfort, whilst supporting better care for our residents.”