Ipswich Blind Society Ltd

St Felix Home for the Blind, Extension and Improvements

To extend St Felix Home from 15 to 22 rooms so as to increase financial viability. To improve accommodation to all en-suite, instal a full lift and generally update facilities.

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  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
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Why?: To update the facilities, attract more residents and give St Felix a viable future. Details: A ground floor extension to the unused Stable Block, providing 9 new rooms, an office, new laundry and staff room. Updating existing upper rooms to make them all en-suite. Instal a platform lift to all floors, replacing current stair lifts. Finance: The project is at Planning Application stage and is currently estimated at £500,000.

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