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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are undergoing a major refurbishment of their unit offering in-patient care for service users with dementia. They chose to install Safehinge’s Symphony doorsets and anti-ligature locksets and handles throughout. Our electronic lockset, Passport Smart, was also installed on all bedroom doors offering increased independence for service users.Read More
Woodland View is an adult acute mental health and community facility. The non-institutional design, inspired by the surrounding coastal nature, supports the service user journey to recovery. The layout has been planned around service user and staff well-being.Read More
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