Living up to the promises

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Victorian house in Somerset aims to set new standards in the provision of accommodation for people with disabilities, with the help of Bristol based Redland Housing Association. One family who would testify to Redland¹s upholding of the commitment contained within its mission statement are the MacDonalds ­ Garry, Tina and their three children, occupiers of the house in Glenmore Road. Mr MacDonald, who became paralysed from the waist down after incorrect physiotherapy following a simple back operation, has nothing but praise for the Association: “Redland promised us the world ­ and in our terms, they delivered,” Mr MacDonald said. Their first meeting with Redland had been accompanied by a large degree of scepticism from the whole family, following previous failed attempts from the local authority to provide suitably adapted accommodation. “Before moving here, the Council attempted to adapt a nearby bungalow, but made the mistake of not consulting with us, failing to listen or understand our needs, and not

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