BCOP takes over scheme for retired chefs and waiters
A Birmingham charity has taken over the management of a sheltered housing scheme for former chefs, cooks and waiters. The scheme in Bartley Green, known locally as Walford Green, is now run by Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP), a charitable organisation working for the over-60s. BCOP will provide all housing management and maintenance services for Walford Green, where there are 12 bungalows and 31 studio flats for retired people. The scheme was built in 1980 and has been run by London-based Hospitality Action, the benevolent fund for hotel and catering workers. BCOPÂ¹s housing and care services manager Bernard Wareing said residents would receive a responsive level of service comparable to other schemes run by BCOP. The local housing officer will visit the scheme on a monthly basis to provide a surgery for any resident queries or problems as well as developing a personal care plan for each resident. A programme of building refurbishment will also be carried out to modernise kitchens and other areas.