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Refurbishment Plans Fast-Tracked During COVID-19

Can you smell the coffee? From new espresso machines, fresh coats of paint and new garden beds to indoor and outdoor furniture, our supported accommodation homes are shining thanks to recent refurbishments!

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Disability Services team took the opportunity to make the most of the time spent indoors by bringing forward plans to refurbish the group homes. We pride ourselves on our beautifully maintained homes and were thrilled to fast-track the latest upgrade due to the restrictions of the pandemic.”

– Nick Edwards, General Manager Royal Rehab Disability Services

Across our 40 plus homes throughout the Sydney metropolitan area, internal walls are glowing with fresh coats of paint, new gardens were laid, and brand-new furniture delivered including modern couches and dining tables.

The refurbishments were warmly welcomed by clients, their families and friends. These updates came at the perfect time for our customers and their families who were delighted at the arrival of delivery trucks and the excitement of decorating their spaces which they were now spending more time in comfort during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Resident Ray Weston is among one of many clients who expressed their excitement on the refurbishments. When asked about how he feels about the painted walls and new furniture in his Rosemeadow group home, he said…

“I am very happy with the painting of the house. I am loving the new furniture in the house too, especially the recliner chairs and the coffee machine! I thanked the staff who taught me how to make myself a cappucino.”

Accommodation Manager, Tanja Ivkovic, sees first-hand how these changes have positively impacted the homes. “The refurbishments implemented during COVID-19 were warmly welcomed by both the clients, their families, and staff. It has created a stronger feeling of being ‘home’, which is especially important in times like these. We are also seeing more social interactions between clients in our newly-updated communal areas,” said Tanja.

For more information on our accommodation vacancies and offerings, please call us on (02) 9808 9600.