Residential accommodation is provided in single rooms, although a small number of double rooms are available if requested, and a large number of rooms have en-suite facilities. Bathrooms and shower rooms are fully equipped with the appropriate aids, if required. There are communal areas in each of the Homes. To comply with current legislation and for the Health and Safety of all smoking is not permitted in any part of the Homes.
Bedrooms are fully furnished to a high standard, but Residents can bring items of furniture, and are welcome to personalise their rooms with their own pictures, soft furnishings etc. Each bedroom has a television point and each Resident, at their own cost, may request a telephone line to be installed in their room. All bedroom doors are numbered and are also personalised with a nameplate. Each bedroom is lockable and Residents can choose to have the key. We recognise that the bedrooms are very personal and individual areas so Residents and their families are actively encouraged and enabled to be part of the process in terms of choosing colour schemes etc. which has worked very well and has meant that Residents have a bedroom which reflects them as individuals. Residents are responsible for insuring their personal belongings and, whilst the home will endeavour to put valuables in its safe, it is stressed that this is at the Resident’s own risk.
There are mature, pretty, well stocked garden grounds at each of the Homes where Residents can sit in sunny weather. There is a conservatory and a family room at Sir James McKay House and a sunny terrace area at the Marcus Humphrey House.