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Councillors Jeremy Wolfson and Ann O’Byrne opens newly refurbished Chung Hok House

Our newly-refurbished, dementia-friendly Chung Hok House was officially opened on Friday 8th June 2018 by Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral Lead for Older People (South), Councillor Jeremy Wolfson and Councillor Ann O’Byrne.

The Councillors were shown round the new communal lounges and hairdressing salon, and met some of our sheltered scheme’s residents.

The refurbishment has completely transformed the scheme’s communal areas with into brighter and more luxurious spaces. Soft colour schemes and furnishings were chosen to create a familiar and comfortable environment for our Chung Hok House residents.

Carroll Build, who undertook the refurbishment works, also followed dementia-friendly standards such as feature walls and carpets to make different floor levels, hallways and rooms easily identifiable and therefore easier to navigate for those residents living with memory loss and visual impairments.

Located within the Anglican Cathedral Precinct, near the city’s Chinatown, Chung Hok House largely serves the older, local Chinese-speaking population.

Liverpool City Council’s Councillor Jeremy Wolfson said: “I’m delighted to have officially opened the £1m refurbished Chung Hok House. Its design has been thought out to ensure it has dementia friendly elements and there is a great schedule of activities available here to help reduce social isolation.”

Director of Pine Court Housing Association, David Brown said: “The whole process has been tremendous, from the patience and cooperation our residents have shown during the works to the end result of these bright and beautiful spaces, we’ve been delighted with how the works have gone. We’ve also had really good feedback from residents who’ve told us how much they enjoy the new areas.”

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