The regeneration of a four-bedroom bungalow in Penrhiwceiber will soon provide a long-awaited adapted home for a family and their two disabled children. The family have been on the waiting list for over five years and are now finally able to relocate to this bespoke family home with stunning views of the valleys.
The property, which was originally a two-bed bungalow, was sought after by RCT Council, who approached Trivallis in the hope that it could be renovated into an accessible four-bed home. Fortunately, the property had existing foundations to allow for and extension, and upon receiving planning approval for the necessary renovations, work began on the bungalow nine months ago.
Jonathan Davies, Asset Regeneration Manager at Trivallis, explains the process: “After being granted funding from Welsh Government, we began working with WK Plasterers, RCT Council, the prospective tenants, and the children’s occupational therapist to design the bungalow around the family’s needs. We were lucky enough to secure the funding we needed, so we have been on site with WK Plastering extending, converting, and renovating the property to meet their needs.”
The property has a spacious living and dining area with a separate kitchen, as well as four bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms share an accessible bathroom, which is fitted with a hoist system for the children that operates between the three rooms; it is hoped that this will make it easier to meet the care needs of the children. All door frames in the property have been widened to allow for wheelchair access, and a gradual ramp from the driveway will make it easy to access the bungalow.
A paving area off the lounge offers beautiful views across Penrhiwceiber and beyond, allowing the family space to enjoy the outside without the worry of accessibility for their children.
“The family have been great to work with, and they are really looking forward to moving into their new home. We hope that it will provide them and their children with a safe and comfortable space to grow” Jonathan says.
The bungalow is due to be handed over on 29th June, with the tenants expected to move in shortly after.
Trivallis would like to extend thanks to all the partners involved in this development; all the hard work is greatly appreciated by RCT Council, Trivallis and the prospective tenants.
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