Tollcross care home officially unveiled
March 14 2014
ARBD sufferers display dementia-like symptoms though are typically younger and more physically able, prompting Collective to seek design input from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.
This collaboration informed a non-institutional approach by avoiding the windowless corridors and dead-ends.
Built for Loretto Housing Association the scheme provides rehabilitation for people discharged from hospital, as a stepping stone toward supported accommodation. This takes the form of 22 single person studio flats, accessible via individual front doors from a communal courtyard.
Scottish minister for public health Michael Matheson said: “I am extremely impressed with this excellent purpose-built facility, which will offer a high standard of care for people with enduring mental health problems and alcohol-related brain damage, helping them with their very specific needs so they have more confidence and improved self-worth as well as feeling less alone and isolated.”
Photography by Tom Manley.
Accommodation is split over two levels to minimise disorientation of residents which can arise from exposure to large groups
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