$138,608 to Improve Accessibility at Uralla’s McMaugh Gardens Aged Care | The daily leader of the North


An accessibility upgrade to Uralla’s McMaugh Gardens aged care facility will improve the safety of residents and staff, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $138,608 grant from the State Government Stronger Countries Communities Fund for Uralla Shire Council. Last year, the state government provided the council with $100,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund to install a backup generator for use during power outages and emergencies. Mr. Marshall said part of this grant will go towards updating the facility to make it easier for residents and staff to move around. “McMaugh Gardens is such an important part of the fabric of Uralla, allowing residents to stay in their community when they are no longer able to care for themselves at home,” Marshall said. “Like its residents, McMaughs is starting to show signs of aging and the council wants to be proactive in upgrading the facility, with accessibility being a high priority.” Adjustments will be made to the front door and hall. entrance, and the interior doors will be widened. This will help people with reduced mobility or who use a wheelchair or walker. Also read: “Handrails on site will be upgraded for better usability and to meet modern W,H&S standards. “Uniform flooring will replace a mix of vinyl and carpet that have been installed at different stages of life of the building. “The new flooring will improve mobility for residents, especially those with visual impairments and disabilities.” Uralla Shire Mayor Robert Bell said after 30 years of operation it was time to standardize fittings across the service. “McMaugh Gardens is a valuable space in our community,” said Cr Bell. “It provides our elderly residents with a friendly and supportive home, and the council is committed to keeping it well equipped and up to date. “By ensuring the health and safety of residents, visitors and staff, we avoid the interrupt care and ensure the facility remains viable for the future. “We very much appreciate this funding, which will help our residents move around the facility more easily and safely.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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