Participating Project

Project information

Refurbishment of existing lift for our residents

7 of our 14 residential rooms are on the first floor. As many of our residents have poor mobility, it is essential that we have a lift to ensure that residents can move safely around the home.
We have made some repairs this year, but now urgently need to raise £30,000 to replace the lift.

Fourteen days

Charity information: Lady Forester Hospital Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The current lift is of an age where it cannot be repaired indefinitely, and there is a risk that old equipment may fail to an extent where short term repairs will not be sufficient. This would lead to residents with rooms on the first floor being unable to come downstairs. We need to replace the lift in the coming months to ensure that we always have an operational lift so that our residents can move around the home safely and comfortably.

    Solution

    A new lift will ensure that we do not risk old lift equipment ceasing to work, leading to residents being unable to easily move from their rooms on the 1st floor, to the ground floor to eat their meals and join our other residents for activities. A new lift will also provide some comfort on meeting health & safety requirements in the longer term as requirements change and the existing lift is now many years old.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a fully refurbished lift to enable ongoing, safe access for 1st floor residential rooms.

    Activities

    » Through competitive tender seek the most effective company to overhaul the lift.
    » Work with the lift company to arrange the works to be the least disruptive to our residents and the everyday running of the home.

    Fully functional lift that does not cease to work or have to be repaired at short notice, allowing continuous freedom of movement for our residents.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Longer term, this project will help secure the viability of the home / centre as we will be able to continue to provide residential care to all of our residents. Should we be unable to repair the lift, we risk not being able use seven residential rooms (50% of our rooms). Therefore, the lift project will enhance the long term future of the Centre for the benefit of the residents of Broseley.

    Risk

    The Trustees have discussed risks around this project. Key risks are:
    1) inability to raise funds to replace the lift at this time will result in delays to the refurbishment with high ongoing maintenance costs to maintain the old lift.
    2) delays in the delivery of the refurbishment work once commenced may disrupt residents. Contingency plans are being made.
    3) Noise during works may impact residents: we will move the resident by the lift shaft to our respite room during the work

    Reporting

    A fully detailed report will be provided on completion of the project, including photos. Within this we will also provide details of the actual costs incurred in the project, & the lift warrantee and service schedule to provide assurance that the funds provided will have long term benefits.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Lift Full replacement / refurbishment of the existing lift.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    The Rotary Club of Ironbridge £2,500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The Lady Forester Centre (operated by the Trust) is an old building in Broseley, Shropshire. Broseley is a town of 4000 people which grew in the 1800's due to the industrial revolution. As per the 2011 census, 95% of Broseley residents were born in Shropshire. Many of our elderly people were born in Broseley or neighbouring villages.

    Beneficiaries

    The residents of Broseley will benefit due to the ongoing provision of residential elderly care in the Town for themselves and their families.

    Our current residents will also benefit from a more reliable and comfortable lift.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Trust is responsible for operating and managing the only facility for the care of the elderly in Broseley. The lift is part of the fabric of the Centre from which we operate, and in which 14 residents live.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Trish Cornes

    Centre Manager: Trish will oversee the project on a day to day basis, and will ensure residents and staff are also fully informed and appraised.

    Sandi Taylor

    Trustee: with extensive experience of care homes, will provide ongoing advice to the Trustees on the best way we can fulfil the needs of residents

    Peter Nixon

    Trustee & Treasurer: Peter will work with Trish to seek the best value service, & will also support any negotiations / discussions with contractors