Major renovations at Elvira Rota Village began on Tuesday 18 August 2020. These renovations, which have been made possible by a generous grant from an overseas foundation, will start with the construction of a new 26 bed section.
LITTLE EDEN CEO, Xelda Rohrbeck, said, “Some of the buildings at the Homes were erected almost 50 years ago and at that time, they were suitable for accommodating a smaller number of residents who were much younger back in the 70’s. Now that the residents are older and the majority are in wheelchairs (the oldest resident turned 70 in May) their changing needs, protection and comfort have become a pressing priority.
The upgrades and renovations will create a more spacious environment for residents and will include a medical and frail care facility at the Edenvale Home commencing at a later stage during phase two.
Work on the renovation project was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which forced some services to be halted. The building site will be completely isolated with no interaction between the contractors and LITTLE EDEN residents and staff to limit the risk of infection. Additional protocols will be implemented to secure and isolate the site with measures such as double fencing.
Whilst LITTLE EDEN is incredibly grateful for this opportunity through funding from an overseas donor, the Society nevertheless would like to emphasize that continued financial support towards daily operational costs in providing holistic care for children and adults with profound intellectual disability remains imperative and essential. Without such support, LITTLE EDEN would simply not exist.
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