Designing for dementia: the key principles

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. As such, the need for additional capacity within the care home market is likely to rise, meaning existing facilities will need to be expanded or updated to meet this demand. However, when it comes to redesigning spaces, it is important to understand how the design of a space can affect those living with dementia. Here, Andrew Cleaver, national sector manager for healthcare at Dulux Decorator Centre, explores the key design principles to consider when designing for dementia

Dementia-friendly design on a budget

With budgets under continued pressure, Kerry Southern-Reason, CEO of Care Home Interiors Group, looks at how dementia-friendly design need not come with an off-putting price tag

How Bowgreave Rise keeps residents HAPPI

Rebecca Stuart-Jack, marketing assistant at architects PRP, discusses the design ethos and construction process behind a new £6m care home project in Lancashire

Luxury care in Bath: Hallmark takes the plunge

The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex visited Hallmark Luxury Care Homes’ Midford Manor in historic Bath, Somerset, to learn about the importance the award-winning provider places on forging strong, lasting links with the local community, and to take an in-depth tour of this stunning new home

A vision of exceptional care: the Boutique approach

This year marks a significant milestone for Boutique Care Homes – it has been five years since the small, family-run care provider opened its first home, The Burlington, in Shepperton, Surrey. Founder and managing director Ameet Kotecha looks back at Boutique’s journey so far

Development in the green belt

Melissa Magee, company director and architect at Carless + Adams, discusses the sensitive issue of building on the green belt and how this sensitivity affects planning permission for new care homes, and explains why action is needed now to avoid greater problems in the future

Putting down the pen: non-drawing design interventions

Designing gardens for care settings can be both challenging and highly rewarding, but how do we ensure that new outside spaces are still being used in the longer term? According to garden designers Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell of Step Change Design, non-drawing design interventions might be the answer

Stairlifts and home lifts: time to raise your game

As the design of stairlifts and home lifts continues to be enhanced by the latest technology, an increasing number of care providers are installing them in new builds and retrofitting them in existing buildings to make them fully accessible to residents, staff, and visitors.

The Jubilee Suite: Abbot Care Home’s royal transformation

Josh Potter, PR & communications business partner at Excelcare, discusses a recent interior renovation project at Abbot Care Home in Essex that was inspired by Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Latest Issues

Dementia Summit

The King’s Fund, No.11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Tuesday 10th September 2024

Care Show Birmingham

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
9th October - 10th October 2024

Care Roadshow South

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
15th October 2024

Care Roadshow Wales

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
12th November 2024

Care Sector Supplier Awards

London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, 22 Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4ED
29th April 2025