The CGC team with tenants and staff from Renfrewshire Council Senior citizens at a Paisley housing complex are celebrating after a construction firm came to their rescue.
Residents at the complex in Barrhead Road discovered their pathways needed widened to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
City Gate Construction based in Paisley answered their call for help – and did it all for free.
The firm carried out original work some time ago tocreate a patio area at the Renfrewshire Council-run development for which it was paid.
But when CGC heard there was a need to help residents negotiate gates and pathways due to increasing use of wheelchairs and scooters, CGC told the residents:
”Hang on to your money – we’ll do it for free!”
CGC sent a squad of workers into the development known as “amenity housing” which offers people in later life the benefit of independent living.
For five days workers installed new concrete slabs to widen the paths, added a border of decorative chips, created a new area for flowers to be planted and will soon erect a bird table which the residents bought themselves.
Now the residents – some who also use sticks in addition to wheelchairs and mobility scooters – can negotiate the pathways and gate to the development with ease.