Designing for residents

Designing for dementia is an area we are proud to have worked in for many years. We are members of the Dementia Action Alliance and our guidance supports the design principles outlined in the DoH HBN 08-02, Dementia- friendly Health and Social Care Environments. The guidance is an expansion of HBN 08 series on long-term conditions/long stay care and reflects national policy.

We believe care homes, and increasingly community buildings, need to be designed to help those affected by dementia to live well. Following the principles set out in HBN 08-02 creates dementia-friendly homes but also well-designed, calming, attractive and appropriate homes for all care home residents.