BCP have been collaborating closely with Guild Care on the design of the 60 bedroom care home, which will be an affordable home catering for both state and privately funded residents. Bedrooms are spacious, with full wet room en-suites exceeding space requirements by over 66%.
The new dementia home and dementia wellbeing centre will be built on land to the east of Northbrook College, Durrington. The design has been developed from a brief committed to achieving the best building and care available for people with dementia, taking into consideration research from the NHS, University of Stirling, University of Bournemouth and The Dementia Development Services Centre.
Guild Care’s ‘Home to Remember’ will include –
- Dementia friendly finishes
- Low energy lighting
- Biodiversity of the landscaping
- Dementia gardens
- Highly efficient heating and ventilation systems
- Low water usage
- Brown recycling
- Increased insulation values
- Bat boxes
- Bird boxes
- Sympathetic external lighting
Suzanne Millard, Guild Care’s CEO, said: ‘The Dementia Wellbeing Centre will enable us to support over 450 people with dementia and their carers each year through respite support, advice and guidance, supported outings and home care. It will be the first of its kind in Worthing.”
Guild Care will be able to extend its already over subscribed day respite services for dementia and offer short-term overnight respite, carer support with information and advice; health checks for people with dementia and their carers; community outreach; dementia home care and a range of therapies including chiropody, massage and bathing.