We have purchased two new cars for the homes, one is a spacious blue Fiat Diablo. It has a winch to enable people to access it more easily rather than with the ramps which staff have to use to push people in to the buildings (not always good for peoples backs).
They have been purchased to help get some of the residents out and about doing anything from shopping to days out, theatre, pantomime etc. The main advantage with the cars are that anyone (with a licence) can drive it so it gives people the ability to go out at any time providing there is a driver.
All the homes have also had a makeover and some redecoration over the past few months. Whether it be new carpets, a repaint or the addition of some new furniture to modernise some of the communal areas.