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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you will probably be aware, on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law.  This means that the Design in Mental Health Network will be asking for specific permission from you regarding how we should contact you. As an organisation, we do not hold large amounts of personally identifiable data as […]

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Altro Visit

We want to get out and about and meet our members, learn about your business and innovations and find out what you want from the network and how we can help.  To do this, the board have commenced a series of CPD visits coinciding with our board meetings. Our first visit was to Altro Ltd […]

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Why design is integral to mental health services

On behalf of the Design in Mental Health Network, Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes, as well as benefit the mental health of patients.

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Dementia Care

ACA was commissioned to produce an interior design scheme for a new-build Extra Care development by Abbeyfield. Using research-backed, interior design principles, the development was based around creating a familiar and homely environment.

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Extra Care Residents

The Abbeyfield Society is a sensitively designed a modern and refreshing extra care apartment, tailoring it to aid couples, where one of them may be experiencing early-onset symptoms of Dementia or similar.

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Acquired Brain Injury Development Eden View

Working closely with Swanton Care and Community Ltd, ACA produced an innovative proposal for the refurbishment and extension of Eden View. The proposed design ensures that the local character is respected and enhanced, situated nearby a conservation area with several 16th and 17th Century buildings.

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Acquired Brain Injury Development

Working together with Swanton Care, ACA has proposed a new-build Acquired Brain Injury facility in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The design focuses upon enabling people to live a more independent life, offering interesting views of the surrounding landscaped gardens.

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Learning Disability & Community Centre

ACA has designed a Learning Disability Centre at Marfleet Avenue in Hull working with Westwood Care Group. The development of a new learning disability centre will offer relief and support to local families. The design consists of a six bed, residential unit along with a landscaped sensory garden and day centre.

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Rehabilitation & Recovery Facility

ACA has designed a specialist rehabilitation and recovery facility on behalf of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. The facility caters for people who require an environment for mental health recovery. The accommodation will provide a therapeutic and safe environment where the residents can build confidence while developing independent living skills to continue the process of recovery.

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