Newydd Housing are awarded the RNIB Cymru ‘Platinum Visibly Better Award’

Ian Williams was delighted to recently work with Newydd Housing Association on a scheme to deliver innovative renovations to support their tenants’ living with sight loss to live independently for longer at Ellis Fisher Court in Barry.

The changes recognised by the RNIB Cymru mean that Newydd have been awarded the ‘Visibly Better Platinum Award’.

The renovations carried out by our Cardiff Capital teams were both external and internal and the work included widening access paths, installing tactile paving and coloured handrails and highlighting the path edgings, to ensure that tenants can safely navigate their way around the building to the garden without the potential for any slips, trips or falls. Internally, improvements included installing lighting controlled by movement sensors, window tinting and blinds to prevent glare, as well as new handrails to internal staircases and the highlighting of internal stair treads to prevent falls,

Working with RNIB Cymru, some Eliss Fisher Court tenants were trained to become assessors and throughout the renovations ensured the work was up to standard and suitable for fellow tenants.

Congratulations to Newydd and Eliss Fisher Court for their. It was a pleasure working with you on such a rewarding scheme!