Open day marks major facelift of Broadford care home
An open day is being held on Thursday 5 August betweeen 2 – 4 pm at An Acarsaid, The Highland Council’s care home for older people in Broadford, Skye, to mark the completion of a £1.4 million refurbishment.
The centre is the 10th Council care home to be refurbished under the Council’s programme of improvements at a total cost of £6.7 million.
Work has included improving access for disabled people and to generally improve facilities for residents and staff. Fire safety equipment has been upgraded to meet modern standards and some major items of maintenance have been carried out, including the installation of a bi-mass boiler to help reduce costs and help the Council to meet its carbon reduction targets.
The contractor was Morrison Construction.
Centre manager Marie Noble said: “The staff and residents are delighted with the refurbishment and we will be delighted if the local community join us for a fun day with people passing through to see the new build.”
During the closure, residents and anyone needing a day care service received this at Graham House, Dornie. The lunch club met at a local hotel in Broadford.
At Dornie, the Council has begun work on providing a new £630,000 day care centre. This will be complemented by sheltered housing being provided by Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association. When completed, these new services will replace Graham House.
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, The Telford Centre, Fort Augustus, and Lochbroom House in Ullapool.