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New blind and disabled development nears completion 

 Published on: 14th January 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new state-of-the art facility development for Jewish Blind & Disabled (JBD) charity is nearing completion in Bushey Heath and has cost £6.7million to build. 

The new facility is JBD’s eighth development of state-of-the art mobility apartments which is aiming to “satisfy demand” as the “waiting lists continue to grow”. 

The new £6.7million development will provide 15 one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments as well as a roof terrace and top of the range communal areas. 

The new facility will enable independent living for more people from the Jewish community ages 18 upwards who have physical disabilities or vision impairment, people who have no other organisation to turn to. 

John Joseph MBE, chairman of JBD, said: “JBD currently houses around 360 members of the Jewish community in seven buildings across London, Hertfordshire and Essex but our waiting lists continue to grow.

“This latest development will help satisfy some of this demand and fulfil our mission to provide a life of dignity, independence and choice.”

Features in the development includes emergency pull cords throughout, wet floor shower rooms, accessible kitchens, colour coded corridors, scooter charging room and level access to the accessible gardens.

These features, together with 24/7 on site support, aims to empower tenants to live their life as they choose behind closed doors. 

Hazel Kaye, chief executive of JBD, said: “We are so very aware of how living in unsuitable accommodation can make life very difficult for people who have had to face a diagnosis of disability or vision impairment, and we are delighted now to invite people in this position to apply for one of these new apartments.”

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