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6th Dec, 2021

Pod helps reunite families at Solihull residential home

Correspondent 27th Dec, 2020

SOLIHULL’S Community Housing’s extra care scheme Saxon Court has unveiled a new visiting pod to allow its residents to be reunited with their families and friends in a safe and secure environment.

The new visiting pod has been hailed as a huge step forward in encouraging the wellbeing and mental health of its residents by helping to better facilitate visits over the winter months.

There are two separate entrances to the pod.

Residents enter the room from inside the building while their visitors use an external entrance, helping to keep residents, relatives and staff as safe as possible during all visits.

A booking system is in place for visits to allow for a good cleaning regime in between appointments.

Residents and their visitors are asked to book an appointment time in advance by contacting Saxon Court directly.

Some residents have already organised a visit to be reunited with their families. One relative said: “It was great to see mom today. Finally, no more shouting from the park.”

SCH has also paid tribute to its external contractors Berben and the team at Saxon Court for making the pod a reality.

SCH’s Mark Pinnell, said: “The new visiting pod is an excellent addition to the facilities available at Saxon Court and complements the outstanding work of all our staff here at Solihull Community Housing.

“I am very humbled to have been involved in such a rewarding, life enhancing project for the community.”

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