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RESPITE - Residential housing for special needs care

Forster, Wayne 2019. RESPITE - Residential housing for special needs care. [Physical output (new building)].

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Abstract

The new facility provides planned or emergency care for predominantly young people with extremely challenging special needs, providing respite to full time domiciliary carers. It consists of 16 residential rooms plus communal living and amenities. This was originally located at Rhodes House where the existing facility failed to meet Care Standards for Wales. The ambition for the new facility was to provide a vibrant and contemporary centre that is at the forefront of respite care in Wales. The client's brief was to:- • Create a stimulating fusion of care, home and awareness of the outside world. • Create a flagship facility in Wales that celebrates synergy between user and carers. • Respect the dignity and privacy of the users in a safe and secure environment. • Be an exemplar building that promotes healthy living and lifestyles within the community. • To respond to an essentially seaside context and to enable residents to enjoy this whilst maintaining personal privacy and security.

Item Type: Artefact
Date Type: Completion
Schools: Architecture
Funders: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 10:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/124826

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