Household Care Model
Substituting institutional design for smaller, typically domestic forms can create a more familiar setting which fosters a stronger sense of homeliness and encourages independence. This sense of normality, supported by the functionality of a specialist care home, provides residents with a home which can reduce levels of anxiety, confusion and distress, while providing high levels of support to suit resident’s needs.
Within the household groups, residents are encouraged to continue with daily tasks they would normally have done for themselves before moving out of their homes.
Each house includes a domestic scale kitchen and facilities to cater for their residents’ everyday needs which are supported by carers. Each household is self-managed by the residents with cooking, laundry and grocery shopping carried out in a more independent way.
This provides the opportunity to create more intimate communities amongst residents: building more varied interactions, better relationships, and provides an easier transition into a care environment for new residents.