We have recently been involved in a project that aims to improve the lives of people in the community by contributing towards the build of a new multi-sensory room in the Brunshaw area of Burnley.
The project at Charter House involved various businesses in the community working together and donating time and materials to create a calming space for those of all ages with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and sensory impairments, as well as those with dementia.
We assisted with all aspects of construction and renovation in the multi-sensory room – which is now twice the size of the previous one – and donated a total of more than 180 hours to the project at an estimated value of £3000.
Previously located at Saunder Bank, Charter House recently moved into the former Brunshaw Young Person Centre on Morse Street, having outgrown the previous building, and can now offer its service users more space, including a bathroom with dedicated changing space, assisted bathing facilities and easier access.
James Macaree, Assistant Director at Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction, said: “We have worked around the Brunshaw area for quite a few years for Calico Homes upgrading their properties. When we were approached by Charter House to provide support, we were delighted to assist in the required construction works. Seeing the completed project in operation and how it is making a difference to people’s lives is incredibly rewarding for the entire Ring Stones team”.
Jason Smith, Director at Charter House, said: “Any support that we receive – whether it’s from a volunteer for a day or more long-term support – is fantastic, but receiving the level of support we did from Ring Stones was like Charter House winning the lottery.”
Alicia Foley, Community Investment Manager at Calico Homes, said: “This collaboration between Ring Stones and Charter House will make a real difference to the lives of local people and has protected a community asset for the area. The Calico Group are committed to working together and investing in local communities.”