Residents’ delight at ‘decent’ Sheffield homes scheme

Ada Gill enjoying a cuppa in her new kitchen with Cllr Harry Harpham'''Ada Gill has lived in her Council home in Ecclesfield for over 40 years and has never been happier thanks to the Decent Homes improvements she received to her property.' Ada is one of the very last tenants to receive the refurbishments as the Decent Homes improvement programme comes to an end on 31 March 2014

Ada Gill enjoying a cuppa in her new kitchen with Cllr Harry Harpham'''Ada Gill has lived in her Council home in Ecclesfield for over 40 years and has never been happier thanks to the Decent Homes improvements she received to her property.' Ada is one of the very last tenants to receive the refurbishments as the Decent Homes improvement programme comes to an end on 31 March 2014

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A multi-million Sheffield home improvement project is ending – with the final residents having the finishing touches to their homes.

Ada Gill, who has lived in her council house in Ecclesfield for more than 40 years, is one of the final few to benefit from the Decent Homes project, carried out by construction firm Kier, which ends on Monday, March 31.

She is one of nearly 39,000 council tenants to have received the improvements, which has included the installation of more than 33,000 new bathrooms and kitchens and the replacement of 30,000 windows and 50,000 doors.

Ada said “I’m absolutely delighted with the work.

“I have had new windows and doors and a new kitchen and bathoom.”

Coun Harry Harpham, council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, who paid a visit to Ada’s transformed home, said: “It’s fantastic to visit homes like Ada’s and to see the wonderful impact this investment has had on many thousands of tenants’ lives.”

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