The right support in the right environment can significantly contribute to settled community living and minimise potentially stressful situations. Everyone perceives the world in a different way, so we recognise this in how we design individual homes. This means careful consideration of what environment best suits a person’s needs, ensuring it meets their expectations as a home they’d like to live in.
This approach offers highly individualised and personalised support in small local settings. We work with the individuals and key stakeholders involved to personally tailor their home to their specific requirements. In doing so we ensure any sensory and functional needs as met, as well as personal preferences.
We take care to create environments that support an independent quality of life. Addressing key design principles such as light and ventilation, acoustics, clear lines of sight and orientation, good proportion, reduction in detail and complexity, and most importantly, the ability to tailor different spaces for individual needs.
Our homes are also designed to meet best practice principles (for example, the Care Quality Commission’s guidance on ‘Registering the Right Support’) and we incorporate technology to promote privacy, maximise safety and, particularly for people with autism, limit adverse sensory stimulation.