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.”