UK Property Forums partner WWA has been commissioned by The Disabilities Trust, in partnership with the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board to transform the former Nightingale Nursing Home in Ware into an assisted living facility.

The care home will be transformed into a fully assisted residence with the capacity for 15 people, enabling individuals with brain injuries to enjoy independence whilst optimising well-being through innovative service provision.

The homes will provide a combination of rehabilitation and care and include bedrooms and self-contained living spaces.

The property will be designed to look and feel like a home, by placing the emotional and psychological requirements of the residents first as well as drawing on the latest research into psychologically informed environments.

Irene Sobowale, chief executive of The Disabilities Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with pioneers of this concept, accessible design specialists, WWA and Motion Spot, to develop a space that will influence the wellbeing and progress of the residents, whilst supporting the Government’s agenda for increased independent living that decreases reliance on the NHS.”

Mark Slater, design director of WWA said: “We are delighted to be part of the team delivering this state-of-the-art residence for The Disabilities Trust. We are looking forward to creating homes to aid rehabilitation and recovery whilst making the most of the character of the current property on site.”

WWA will be working alongside accessible designers Motionspot.

Image source: WWA

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