Stanbridge Interiors Limited

We are an interior design and project management consultancy providing services to the social housing sector. We design and furnish the communal areas in supported housing schemes including extra care and sheltered accommodation as well as dementia specific schemes.

Updated:
14 March 2017
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Membership Organisations, Care, Hospices, Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Luton Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

When providing design and furnishing services to local supported housing schemes we will have dementia-friendly design at the heart of our ethos.  Our company aim is to provide design and furnishing services that result in supportive and enabling environments that everyone can enjoy.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The majority of our work is in the public sector so the main challenge will be budget availability.  We will look to provide the best dementia-friendly solutions we can to suit the budget available.

2. Actions

  • Increase Client Awareness

    Provide examples of good practice in dementia-friendly design Ensure that choices and decisions made regarding interior design of supported housing meet dementia-friendly standards Offer solutions to enable clients to make dementia-friendly choices

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    We have completed the install of a brand new extra care home - Village 135 in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Our designs include dementia-friendly elements throughout the communal areas. This will provide anyone living with dementia,whether a resident or member of the local community, with a relaxing and uplifting environment in which to socialise. The home is run by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and is the first of its kind for this organisation. As such, we like to think their staff and visitors to the home will learn a little about how wonderful a dementia-friendly care home can look.

    We have contiuned this quarter to work on designs for a new dementia care home in Belfast. The home is being designed to the Dementia Services Development Centre's Gold standard for design.

  • Help support independence through design of wayfinding

    Produce innovative and easy to ‘read’ visual cues throughout the communal spaces to assist with wayfinding Design flooring transitions to assist with wayfinding and choose products that help prevent visual barriers

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    We have installed wayfinding features and dementia-friendly flooring transitions in two new extra care homes this quarter, one in Manchester and one in Shrewsbury.

  • Keep up to date with current good practice guidelines

    • Research latest examples of good practice in design for dementia
    • Use DSDC Design for Dementia guidelines to develop our design work
    • Keep up to date with recommendations of the Alzheimer’s Society
    Status:
    Investigating