JBD ready to welcome tenants to £6.7m Bushey development

Jewish Blind & Disabled's eighth property will open in spring


Jewish Blind & Disabled has launched the applications process for its latest £6.7 million development in Bushey Heath, which will open in spring.

Building work is almost complete on the Dyna and Fala Weinstock Wing, adjacent to JBD’s existing Cecil Rosen Court building. It will be the charity’s eighth development across London, Hertfordshire and Essex and JBD currently has 360 tenants aged from 18 upwards with an array of physical and visual disabilities.

The new block will incorporate 15 one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments, a roof terrace and state-of-the-art communal areas.

JBD chief executive Hazel Kaye said: “We are so aware of how living in unsuitable accommodation can make life very difficult life for people who have had to face a diagnosis of disability or vision impairment.

“As the only charity in the Jewish community dedicated to enabling people in this position to live independently, we are looking forward to the opportunity to welcome many more new tenants in 2019.”

Marking its 50th anniversary this year, the charity has also established an independent living advisory service to spread its expertise. The service includes an adviser who will visit people in their homes and recommend aids and adaptations that could make a real difference to their lives.

“We are there to show how life can and does go on,” Ms Kaye said.




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