Astell wins RNIB award
Cheltenham residential home Astell has been awarded a ‘Visibly Better’ Award by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).
The home on Overton Park Road provides accommodation and care to 36 residents, some of which are partially sighted or blind. The award recognises the work Astell has done to help these residents maintain their independence including the use of bold colours to mark out window and stair edges, sloping ceilings and brightly coloured cutlery.
It’s the first time a care home in Gloucestershire has won the award.
Chief Executive of Lilian Faithfull Homes, who run Astell, Steve Hughes said, “I am delighted that the RNIB has given this award to Astell. It goes to show that simple things like choice of colour can make a real difference to a blind or visually impaired person and this award shows how Astell are doing all they can to help residents with sight problems. To be the first care home in Gloucestershire to be recognised in this way is brilliant and we’re very proud to be given the award from the RNIB.”