Oswald House has undergone a stunning transformation with a full exterior makeover.
The redevelopment project, which began in late summer of 2012, has seen a complete overhaul of the building’s garden, car park and driveway.
After a fresh coat of tarmac at the rear of the Oswaldtwistle care home, Pathways’ team of builders came in to start work.
Improvements include a new smoking shelter with seating, new lighting and fencing for added security and a large secure shed for storage.
In addition, there are now two large raised plant beds, in which Pathways plans to grow ‘your-own’ vegetables and salad stuff in the coming years.
At the rear of the car park, there is also a large border, where staff and service users will grow runner beans, tomatoes, peas and other fresh vegetables, along with sweet peas for some colour and scent in the summer.
The new exterior lighting has made the whole area much safer at night and the new fences and bin storage areas have improved security.
The next phase of redevelopment, due to commence in December 2012, will see the addition of two bedrooms with en-suite facilities, bringing the total number of beds to nine.
Pathways re-located the staff and managers’ office in preparation for this work as well as providing an additional quiet lounge/training room for service users and staff to use.
Work will be completed by early 2013, with the two bedrooms being added to the first floor.
This is a very exciting period for Oswald House residents and staff and we are very much looking forward to welcoming new residents and staff in early 2013!