Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA) transformed a small bungalow into an adapted family home, with fixtures and fittings tailored to meet both boys’ needs. The property bought specifically with the family in mind, has been extended and refurbished to include level access throughout, wet room facilities, changing table, adjustable basins and a hoist system from the bedroom into the bathroom. This will mean Mrs Morgan, who recently broke her back, will no longer have to carry her grandson.
Mrs Morgan has been an MHA tenant since 1996 and has cared for her two grandsons, aged 12 and 6, their whole lives. The home previously shared by the family did not suit their needs, with no garden and 13 steps to the front door. The new property will make life and caring for her grandsons a lot easier for Mrs Morgan, who herself has had a series of health problems and had been sleeping on a sofa since January. But more importantly it will give the boys a new lease of life and greater independence.
Mrs Morgan said: “We have struggled for a long time and it’s been hard. This will make a real difference and benefit all three of us.”
“Corey is particularly excited about being able to have the trampoline in the garden which he loves.”
“This new home will be amazing.”
MHA Project Manager Lee Roberts said: “We were very keen to complete it because of the needs of the family. This type of project is always rewarding, as we can all see the positive impact the work will have on the boys growing up”.
“There were many challenges faced during the renovation of the property. This is a fantastic example of how MHA works successfully with tenants, who have disabilities, to provide quality, fit for purpose accommodation.