Innes House residents enjoy new snooker table

Residents at Innes House will now be able to unwind with a game of snooker in their communal room thanks to a kind hearted contractor.

Innes House communal room has undergone a radical transformation over the past few weeks as our contractors Bell Group have been decorating and making sure our residents have a room that they can be proud of.

Roy Harris, Contract Works Supervisor consulted with the residents about what they would like to see in the communal room: “I spoke to a lot of the residents here and what came through was that there were a lot of social events – things like bingo for instance that were aimed at women and some of the men felt a bit isolated.

“They were the ones who suggested the idea of a snooker table. So we mentioned this to our contractors Bell Group who as part of their contract have an opportunity to give something back to our communities through our social value clause. They were more than happy to donate a table so that’s what we’re doing today – kicking off with a snooker tournament and all the gents are here excited to give it a run out.”

The room at Innes House looks completely different now, they’ve just been gifted a fish tank that one of the residents received and Phillip Absalom, Housing with Support Officer is keen to maintain it as it currently houses a range of tropical fish.

Phillip said: “We can’t thank Bell Group enough for the work they’ve put in here and it’s nice to see that it’s not just an in and out job for them, they genuinely care about making sure our residents have somewhere comfortable and clean that they can enjoy. We might have to start a rota soon though so that the bingo and the snooker don’t clash!”

Andy Blackmore from Bell Group said: “It’s nice to be here today for the re-opening of the communal room as it’s nice to thank the residents for their patience while the work was carried out. We always like to give something back to demonstrate our social value and commitment to helping communities.

It will be interesting to see how competitive the tournament is today as we have a £20 voucher for the winner and a trophy that can be passed around for today and future tournaments!”