Care and support services receives the Shackletons touch!


Anchor 1 Anchor2 Anchor3Anchor Lodge care home in Sunderland were looking to create a warm and welcoming domestic environment that would specifically avoid the stereotypical look of a healthcare environment.


Situated near the beach, on the scenic Roker seafront, Anchor Lodge has been designed to provide supported housing and respite care that will assist people with Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment.


Shackletons were hired by the company as sole supplier of furniture to complete the entire project which included: nine fully furnished studio apartments, communal areas, lounge, dining area, activity room, fun pub, quiet lounge, and bedrooms.


Shackletons supplied seating, bedroom furniture, occasional furniture and soft furnishings to provide Anchor Lodge with the identity they required. Carefully chosen healthcare specific furniture and colour schemes were specified to aid residents with visual and cognitive impairment achieve a higher level of independence throughout the scheme.


Benice Slater owner of Anchor Lodge says: “We found the Shackletons product very supportive of our needs; especially our specific requirements of finding products to suit the needs of our residents with dementia. To date we have had 60 enquiries and still counting!


We’re already planning our next contract with Shackletons; I highly recommended them, excellent service.”


Sarah Thompson, regional sales manager at Shackletons says: “As soon as I visited Anchor Lodge I knew it would be a special project. Fabulous sea view to the front and garden views to the rear provided a sense of tranquillity before we started. We brought nature inside, whilst ensuring the residents would be fully supported by their surroundings.”

Shackletons have been in the business of creating comfort for over 50 years and are the UK’s leading provider of specialist care furniture which is manufactured in Yorkshire. Still designed and manufactured by craftsmen in Yorkshire, and with a three year guarantee, Shackletons support your business with service and products that meet your design, care, and budgetary needs.


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