Freemasons Grand Charity fund state of the art bedroom at our Brighton centre

6 January 2014 11:30

Freemason's Grand Charity make great donation to Blind Veterans UK to fund state of the art bedroom at our Brighton centre.

The Freemasons' Grand Charity has kindly donated the significant sum of £50,000 to Blind Veterans UK to fund one of the state of the art bedrooms within the major redevelopment of the first floor of our Brighton centre. This project will ensure that we meet the growing needs of our veterans now and in years to come.

We provide a range of support at our Brighton centre including residential, respite and nursing care, as well as providing rehabilitation and training to give blind veterans the sight loss skills they need to regain their independence. 

The development of our Brighton centre will include increasing the size of some of the bedrooms to improve accessibility and replacing en-suite bathrooms with wet rooms, to include walk-in showers and height adjustable sinks, as well as fitting hoists in some of the bedrooms.

These adaptations and improvements are being put in place to meet the requirements of our veterans who have more physically demanding needs, and all adaptations have been carefully designed to accommodate those with sight loss.

The project will also incorporate a state of the art accessible bathroom with height adjustable Arjo assistant bath and there will be a nurse's station in the lobby area to enable 24 hour care presence on the floor.