3 part series: Why the right built environment is critical to the delivery of specialist care (Part 2 – External Considerations)
April 15, 2021
A very warm welcome to part two of our special three-part series in which Tony Shenton, new build care director at J Tomlinson, explores the profound impact that the right built environment can have on the delivery of specialist care.
In part 1, which you can catch here, we looked at internal design considerations and how elements such as colour and lighting can significantly compliment and enhance an individual’s wellbeing and/or rehabilitation pathway.
Today we’re moving outdoors, where the benefits of effective landscaping to healing and physical and mental wellbeing are widely recognised, with studies showing that exposure
to gardens can help improve sleep, increase energy, and reduce agitation and confusion (Thompson Coon et al 2011, Pallister 2001, Lee and Kim 2007).
Furthermore, sunlight can trigger the production of vitamin D within the body, helping to increase bone strength and prevent falls, which is why it’s so important to make your outdoor areas accessible, inviting, and calming.
Download part two below for a visual representation of how you can help ensure that the external spaces of your planned or current extra care facilities are as beneficial and stimulating as indoor areas.
For more information, please get in touch with us here.
Download Part 2 - External Considerations
J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.
The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.