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Landmark 200th shower installed at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Property

Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2022

Council officers, Lovell staff and tenant with banner celebrating 200th shower installation
Landmark 200th shower installed at NBBC property

A milestone was reached when the 200th Level Access Shower was installed in one of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s homes.

The equipment was installed by Lovell Partnerships as part of the kitchen and bathroom refurbishment programme the firm is carrying out for the council.

Level access showers are now being installed in bungalows as standard practice and as a rolling programme, targeting properties by age of current installation.

The main benefit of the showers is that they transform a bathroom into what is effectively a wet room without a shower tray.

This means there are no steps for anyone with limited mobility to navigate and it also makes best use of space.

The 200th shower was installed at the Bedworth home of Hellie Brodie, a Nuneaton and Bedworth tenant who has lived there for 19 years.

Mrs Brodie is also due to have a kitchen replacement carried out by Lovell in the next couple of months.

Carl Yale, Regional Refurbishment Director for Lovell said:

“We are very proud to be part of Nuneaton and Bedworth’s kitchen and bathroom replacement programme and to able to provide for those who need it most. This is a major milestone for the borough and for everyone involved.

"We are delighted to be working with Nuneaton and Bedworth helping to improve their housing stock and improving people’s homes and lives.”

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Portfolio holder for Housing and Communities, said:

“Accessibility in your own home is so important.

What is an insignificant, everyday thing to an able-bodied person, like taking a shower for example, can be a huge challenge for someone else and I'm proud that our teams are helping people lead their lives more independently.’’

Dawn Dawson, Director for Regeneration and Housing at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, added:

“This really is a wonderful achievement and it is hugely important to increase accessibility within the home and help residents to maintain their independence.’’

Picture shows:  Mat Byrne, Head of Assets and Development, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Debbie Vincent, Liaison Officer for Lovell, Hellie Brodie and Louise Castledine, Senior Contract Support Officer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.