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Dementia Friendly Design Uplifts Tired Space

Shackletons complete a dementia friendly refurbishment for the Chester based dementia care specialists Vivo Care Choices Ltd.

Vivo hired Shackletons to transform the tired and dated interior of dementia only, day, respite and short break care facility to improve wellbeing and cognitive function amongst its service users.

Shackletons presented a design strategy that provided a non-institutional space to empower, stimulate and reduce confusion and isolation amongst individuals with dementia.

The completed first phase of work provided dementia friendly furniture, soft furnishings, and specialist reminiscence artwork to complement the improved lighting, flooring and paintwork schemes creating a calmer and more peaceful space.

Gary Hayward, Business Development Officer, Vivo Care Choices Ltd says: “I wanted to make a point of highlighting the distinct level of professionalism the Shackletons team have shown. I have had what feels like a very easy and pleasant experience in comparison to some of the other ‘relationships’ with contractors.“I have only ever had really positive feedback with regards to the furniture quality, design and colour choices made.

“You wouldn’t believe the difference the décor and complementing furniture has made to the people who use our service. It was reported back to myself that there was a calmer atmosphere within the service, and that the furniture and soft furnishings have made the service feel more like an upmarket hotel.”

Shackletons have been in the business of creating comfort for over 50 years and are the UK’s leading design and manufacturer of specialist contract furniture for the healthcare sector.



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