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Ripley resident Annice Wadsworth with FHL Executive Director, Paul Parkinson in the RemPod

Ripley resident Annice Wadsworth with FHL Executive Director, Paul Parkinson in the RemPod

It might look like a scene straight out of the 1970s - but in fact it is the new pop-up ‘RemPod’ installed at the Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley.

Ripley resident Annice Wadsworth enjoyed a cuppa with executive director of Futures Homescape Paul Parkinson in the new pod, modelled on a 1970s living room which aims to help stimulate memories in those suffering with dementia.

Mr Parkinson said “I am delighted that we have been able to carry out this refurbishment in yet another one of our community centres.

“Futures Homescape Support Services staff show a real passion and commitment to bettering the lives of local residents and the new-look centre is now far more equipped to continue making a positive difference to the community.”

Field Terrace has become the second Futures Homescape-owned community centre to have the dementia-friendly makeover, following work on Firs Gardens Community Centre, in Alfreton, and the housing association plans to carry out more refurbishments in the New Year.

 

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