Mayor at reopening of Oxford Grange

RESIDENTS of Oxford Grange in Gomersal are enjoying the benefits of a £2.1m refurbishment project.
The transformed grange was officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees Coun Andrew Palfreeman at a ceremony on Monday attended by residents and their families, Batley & Spen MP Mike Wood, ward councillors and staff from KNH and Kirklees Council.
As part of the Decent Homes Programme, 20 retirement living schemes have been remodeled by Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH), the company that manages the granges on behalf of the council.
The last of the schemes to be refurbished, Oxford Grange, is home to 15 residents, all over the age of 60, who need varying degrees of support to live independently.
As well as creating individual, selfcontained flats at Oxford Grange and eliminating bedsits, the communal areas have also been completely transformed with a refurbished lounge and dining room.
Disabled access has been improved, a new communal kitchen, laundry and hair dressing room have been built, while outside new Juliet balconies, windows, fencing, roofing, solar tiles and landscaping help complete the transformation.
Residents are thrilled with the results.

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