Brunelcare opens two Bristol homes
Older peopleÂ¹s charity Brunelcare has celebrated two official openings in Bristol. BrunelcareÂ¹s Saffron Homes site in Whitehall now boasts a new state-of-the-art nursing wing and a newly refurbished dementia care unit. The new wing was named after Cyril Irwin, whose considerable legacy to Brunelcare funded half of the building. The remainder of the funding was raised through the Saffron Appeal, launched last year, which raised Â£350,000 in public donations. Brunelcare worked with Dementia Voice, the dementia services development centre for the South West, in completely refurbishing the unit after nine years of use. Meg Price from Dementia Voice said she was extremely impressed with the buildingÂ¹s design. “The unit now features fresh bright colours and easy to recognise signs, which provide a happy and comforting home for people suffering from confusion,” Ms Price said. Saffron Homes home manager Andrew Heap described the design of the unit as “hugely radical”. “Nobody has really done this before,” he said.