As part of the Decent Homes Programme hundreds of individual flats in Havering Council’s sheltered housing schemes have had new bathrooms and kitchens installed.
Several contractors have worked so closely with residents in the scheme that they have donated units and installed them in communal kitchens to improve those facilities too.
Among the schemes that have recently received new kitchens are Garrick House and Thomas Sims Court in Hornchurch. Contractors Tradeline and H and H have been installing units which were donated by Magnet.
Magnet Project Design Manager at Thomas Sims Court, Guy Champion, said: “Magnet was very happy to donate kitchen units for Thomas Sims Court. We have worked on five sheltered housing schemes with nine more schemes where we will be working so we know how important the communal kitchens are for residents.” Moira Rutter, of Garrick House, said: “The kitchen is beautiful, we are really happy”.