Realising our Retirement vision at Ekta Ghar

Ekta Ghar, Moat’s retirement scheme for Asian elders in Gravesend, has received a refurbishment in line with our vision to improve the quality of our retirement homes. This includes a full upgrade to the heating system and complete redecoration of the communal areas.

We worked with interior design firm Homesmith’s to consult with the residents and freshen up the much-used communal spaces at the scheme, giving special attention to the wants and cultural needs of the client group. This scheme is highly regarded in the Asian community due to its proximity to the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, which many residents visit daily. A generous £5000 donation was made by a local Gravesend resident and used to buy some pieces of distinct Punjabi and Indian artwork. The remainder will be used for other improvements around the scheme.

This personalised touch moved residents and their families, with one saying “Ekta Ghar is well recognized at Gurdwara Sahib and in the Sikh community and the residents are delighted with the cultural and historical artwork. The colour scheme and soft furnishings are amazing - the residents are touched by it. Since my parents have been living at Ekta Ghar, Moat has made big strides to keep their residents happy.”

Merbury Close in Lewisham, Hamlyn Court in Sevenoaks and (soon to be revealed) Fletchers Close have also had refurbishments and glowing feedback from residents. Moat’s Head of Supported and Retirement Living, Rajinder Manger, said: “Our communal lounges are a vital social space for our residents to meet and we look forward to when lockdown restrictions are lifted, to see the positive impact this will make to Ekta Ghar residents’ wellbeing.”