Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

This updated Housing LIN Factsheet no 6, now in its 3rd edition, describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new Extra Care Housing development. Of particular significance, it has also been updated to address health and safety considerations following Grenfell, the avoidance of overheating and, more recently, theContinue reading “Design Principles for Extra Care Housing”

Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care

Real Payback   Investing in creating an environment that creates great experiences has its rewards. Word spreads and that leads to new admissions. Process improvements cut down costs. Happier employees stay. Desired employees apply. Overtime costs and agency use decreases. Changing the environment does not have to be a high-cost affair. It starts with leadershipContinue reading “Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care”

A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield

15/01/19 This Housing LIN case study shines the spotlight on the award-winning St. John’s Almshouses, a new Passivhaus certified residential scheme for older people in Lichfield, completed in August 2017. The client, St. John’s Hospital, are a charitable trust and historic almshouses organisation which has had a presence on the site since 1129. The existingContinue reading “A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield”

The Care Home Designer – improving environments for better care.

Peter Rose       Dementia Care Homes can and should be better places to live, work and visit. This video explains why. The Care Home Designer uses Resident Focused Informed Design (RFID) and the benefits it can have on the environment as a whole in a care home.