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Carefully considered furniture can make a success of many care home interiors.

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By Jason Bloom, national sales manager at Shackletons.

Making it happen and creating comfort is Shackletons who design and manufacture chairs, sofas, occasional, and dining furniture to provide a homely domestic setting in care homes. (pull out header)

The presentation of a care home is incredibly important. People generally have higher expectations of the care environment and service. They are looking for a home from home environment that offers comfort and even a bit of luxury.

Care homes are being built and refurbished to be more open and welcoming, residents are more active, the atmosphere is much more social, and more importantly there’s a huge shift away from the much-criticised institutional look.

Design has a very important contribution to make when creating such an important homely space. Luxury fabrics, tactile soft furnishings and bespoke furniture can provide a high quality finish that accommodates personal preference as well as being assistive to the delivery of care.

We’re very mindful of adopting a person centred approach to design with the aim of empowering and enabling freedom of movement by reducing confusion and isolation, especially amongst individuals with dementia.

A whole generation of designers consider our furniture as their “go to” option, specifying our ranges in contemporary colours and fabrics and matching them with statement fixtures and fittings to create amazing spaces.

We’ve been making furniture for over 50 years and during that time one thing remains, to create comfort in peoples’ lives by creating the highest quality furniture possible; we believe that is part of creating a successful care home.

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