Three foundation members from RJS Solicitors visited the Beth Johnson Foundation for the first time on the 19th October to talk with members of the Team. RJS have kindly donated a sum of money to help us to update our large meeting room to ensure it is more accessible for older people with sensory, physical and/or cognitive impairments.
The grant has enabled us to purchase a hearing loop and (following consultation with our clients) to update and pilot our internal signage with appropriate use of colour and incorporating images to ensure clearer messaging. Internal doors have been painted in bolder, contrasting colours to ensure that people with visual impairments can distinguish them better.
Simple steps to make all visitors feel welcom and to ensure they can clearly access our building. Eventually, we will have new carpets and blinds, multi-functional tables and chairs, a comfortable seating area, and new technology so that we can offer a flexible space where we can hold integrated meetings for those who want to come to Parkfield House and those preferring to Zoom in from home.
On behalf of the staff, volunteers and the Board of Trustees, we would like to sincerely thank RJS for their generosity and also for finding the time to visit us at the Foundation.
As a charity, every single penny helps us to maintain our services and to ensure that we provide the best possible resources for the older communities that we serve. Thank you. Prof
Sue Read, CEO