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Lochbroom House to reopen after major facelift

Issued: 24 Jun 2010

Lochbroom House, a care home for 11 older people in Ullapool, will be officially reopened on Tuesday 6 July following a £1.4 million refurbishment. Guests will join residents at an open day to celebrate the facelift. The centre is the ninth Council care home to be refurbished under the Council's programme of improvements at a total cost of £5.5 million.

Improvements carried out include the provision of improved facilities for disabled people throughout the building, redecoration and renewal of the carpets, some major items of maintenance and the installation of a bio-mass boiler which will help the Council to meet its carbon reduction targets.

During the refurbishment, residents and day centre attenders were relocated to the Ullapool Hotel to be cared for by staff from Lochbroom House.

The contractor was Morrison Construction.

Other homes to have benefited from an upgrade are:- Bayview House, Thurso; Seaforth House, Golspie; Dail Mhor, Strontian; Melvich Community Care Unit; Strathburn House, Gairloch; the MacKintosh Centre, Mallaig, Pulteney House, Wick, and The Telford Centre, Fort Augustus.

Councillor Margaret Davidson, Chairman of The Highland Council's Housing and Social Work Committee, said: "This investment underlines our commitment to providing the best care possible for our older people in rural communities."

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