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. gardens. .
Harris Irwin Architects and one of our longstanding care partners, have recently been granted planning permission for a new care home built to support the household model.
This provides eight smaller households of up to eight residents, within a single care home. Each household will foster its own individual community and be supported by regular staff.
The households radiate around a ‘streetscape’ hub of shared facilities, including a café, restaurant, cinema and activity room. The project benefits from generous landscaped gardens, which provide places to meet, raised planting beds and a potting shed for gardening amongst other activities.
Construction is due to begin in summer 2021 with the first residents welcomed in spring 2023.