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Design for Dignity™ at Poppyfields

Updated: May 1

Poppyfields is Alpha Living’s brand-new Extra Care development in Saughall Massie and opened in July 2021. Alpha Living is a housing association in the North of England dedicated to providing housing and sensitive services for older people and they recently won the prestigious national award of 'Best Older People’s Landlord' at the UK Housing Awards 2021.

Poppyfields has 78 self-contained apartments to rent for over 55s. Onsite facilities include a bustling bistro, stylish residents lounge and hair salon, with gorgeous spa facilities.

But the best thing about Poppyfields is that it’s ageless. It’s a modern, stylish, flexible and accessible space that anyone of any age would be proud to call home. Alpha has really committed to ensuring that the development really feels like a home. It’s not clinical, it’s warm and inviting and incorporates products and services that fulfil residents needs without compromising on aesthetics. Every design decision has been thoughtfully considered to provide a safe and secure environment that is inclusive, stylish and accessible throughout. This can be seen across the entire development from the tasteful interior decor in the communal areas to the inclusion of attractive accessible products like Invisible Creations® dual-purpose and discreet grab rails.

Winning numerous awards for its innovative designs, Invisible Creations® is a business that combines clever accessible features with stylish fixtures and fittings around the home. Invisible Creations® is all about designing for dignity, and they are dedicated to designing products that don’t define people by their age or ability. Their discreet and stylish designs include products that double up as both a grab rail and a toilet roll holder, and a handy shower shelf with a grab bar incorporated.

Alwyn is absolutely delighted with her new home at Poppyfields, and all the extra benefits that are included:

“I just love living here, it’s such a beautiful home and it’s got everything I could ever need. The grab rails don’t look like grab rails, but they do help me get around the bathroom. I have a chair that I sit in when I use the shower and the shelf is there to help me when I’m getting in and out of my chair. It’s really handy to store my things in as well.”

Peter Merity, Head of Housing, Care and Support at Alpha Living, said:

“Poppyfields is something Alpha Living as an organisation is extremely proud of, every decision has been considered especially when it comes to how our residents will live in their home. It is evident to see that residents benefit from the discreet and stylish products, and we look forward to working with Laura and Invisible Creations® on our future developments.”

Laura Wood, Co-Founder and Marketing Director at Invisible Creations said: “It’s easy to see that Alpha don’t just design homes for their residents, they design homes with their residents. The big difference here is that Alpha are really taking into consideration not just what people need, but also what they want and their schemes are truly people-centred.

It’s fantastic to see that both Alpha and their residents have embraced the Invisible Creations® products, ensuring that the homes offer safety, security and independence without compromising on style. The feedback on our dual-purpose grab rails has been fantastic, and we’re really excited to continue to work with Alpha on future-proofing their new and current homes with more stylish accessible designs.”

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