Sunderland extra care scheme benefits from Shackletons turn-key design for dementia


Shackletons 1=care industry news Shackletons 2=care industry newsShackletons hired by York based Inclusion Housing to complete an extra care housing scheme in Sunderland specifically designed to accommodate people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The new build, called Seafarers Way, provides 38 one and two bedroom apartments for rent for people with long-term conditions that make living in their own home difficult, but who don’t want to move into a residential care home.

Aiding independent living Shackletons provided a full turn-key solution, from design, manufacture and installation of seating, bedroom, lounge and occasional furniture; looking after every aspect of what was needed to provide a fit for purpose and supportive extra care environment.

Each self-contained apartment provides a double bedroom, with shower room, fitted kitchen with access to communal areas, which include comfortable lounge areas, hairdressing salon, healthy living suite, restaurant/café and participation kitchen to encourage resident activity and reminiscence. Shackletons assisted with every aspect, right down to the cutlery needed and heritage artwork to encourage memory recall; conversation points and way finding.

Sarah Waters, Business Operations Director at Inclusion Housing says: “We were extremely keen to create a scheme that was supportive of individual needs whilst aiding independence in an environment that would have a home from home feeling. Shackletons really helped us achieve this and worked with us to make sure every last detail reflected that.”

Sarah Thompson, Regional Sales Manager at Shackletons says: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Inclusion Housing, they embraced our expertise and allowed us to guide them to a workable solution that, at the end of the day, would work for the residents and be future proof in an extremely demanding environment.

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


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