December 23, 2020

Solihull Community Housing’s extra care scheme Saxon Court has unveiled a Christmas cracker after undergoing a major transformation this year.

A new visiting pod has been created to allow residents of Saxon Court to be reunited with their families and friends in a safe and secure environment.

This year has been very tough on the residents of Saxon Court with family visits being suspended due to the current pandemic.

The introduction of a new visiting pod is a huge step forward in encouraging the wellbeing and mental health of its residents.

This will also help to better facilitate visits with residents and relatives over the Christmas and winter months.

There are two separate entrances to the visiting 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.”

Another relative commented, “My son has said when he sees his Gran it will be like Christmas has come early.”

The visiting pod would not have been possible without the support and hard work of SCH’s external contractors Berben and the team at Saxon Court.

Executive Director of Asset Management & Development, Mark Pinnell, said: “Our goal this year was to be able to give our Saxon Court residents and their families the gift of Christmas – mission accomplished.

“The new visiting pod is an excellent addition to the facilities available at Saxon Court and compliments 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.”