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Creating bespoke care environments for residents


Originally printed in Construction National magazine (Spring 2018 edition)

Shackletons specialises in bespoke, handmade furniture designs for UK care homes, working with architects, builders and specifiers to create the
perfect home away from home. Sarah Thompson, National Sales Director at Shackletons, explains how her team works with care groups to create comforting environments for residents.

Shackletons has more than 50 years’ experience creating homely environments that meet the needs of care home residents. From our factory headquarters in West Yorkshire, we produce high-quality, handmade furniture for care home clients across the UK, from our bestselling rider-recliner chair to beds, cabinets and even furnishing to complete a home. 

We offer a complete package for a variety of care settings and work in partnership with
care homes
 to create series of bespoke seating, bedroom and dining furniture that
give residents as much independence as possible.

When appointed for a project, we work hard to build a trusted relationship with our clients to really understand their requirements and offer tailored solutions aimed at the particular residents they serve. Above all, we use our expertise to create a homely feel which is equally practical and stylish. We cover every element of a home's furniture, working with our network of interior designers to help create the vision, to the hand-stitched finish on our fabrics. 

When working on the Fisher Care Group's new build Bridge House home in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, we understood the importance of creatinf furnishings and fittings to match the state-of-the-art surrounds and environment of the home. Such a high-end home required high-end designs, materials and finishings to complement the home's luxurious surroundings. 

We worked closely with Operations Director Jenny Fisher to get under the skin of the home's requirements and understand how our furniture would work with the home's design features to complement its surroundings, with features including a library, rooftop terrace, harirdressers and 
café.

We provided consultations on how we could best make use of the space to accommodate the excellent views of the woodland around the home we wanted to showcase. We were keen to bring the outdoors in on this build and create an open space for residents. The chairs are a focal point for the rooms in order for residents to spend their days appreciating the views. 

The home was developed with a community focus, with the 
café and certain rooms available for local community groups to use, meaning it was important to create an inviting, community feel that could be shared by residents and local groups alike. 

With every single luxurious furniture item made to stand years of everyday wear and tear, our high-quality finished leave a very long-lasting, invaluably comforting impression. 

To find out more about Shackletons’ bespoke interiors offering, call 01924 868470 or fill
in our enquiry form. 

Creating bespoke care environments for residents

Submitted on: May 18