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Can care environments be sustainable?

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Up-coming Webinar

This webinar will ask what we mean by sustainability in care home design. With homes typically being refurbished every 5-7 years, making sure that designs are as environmentally friendly as possible is growing increasingly important, but how do we achieve this? We shall look at the tension which exists within the sector between meeting the needs of the various stakeholder groups and designing sustainably. The webinar will conclude by looking at things we can all do at a micro level.

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This webinar will be released on: 
March 14, 2024

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Meet our Experts

Jacqui Smith
Jacqui Smith
Interior Designer

Jacqui Smith is an experienced healthcare designer with a particular interest in how the built environment can support people living with sensory and cognitive impairments. Designing for health and physical and mental well-being, and the role colour plays is at the core of her work. Her portfolio includes both new build and refurbishment projects in Extra Care, sheltered housing, dementia and nursing homes, homes for young adults with learning disabilities and hospices/end of life care. Jacqui is an accredited member of The Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) and Chair of her local Dementia Friendly Community.

Robert Walton
Robert Walton

Having a degree in Agriculture, Robert worked in the AnimalFeed and Pet Food sectors for 16 years before a change in direction broughtabout 16 years experience in the development of waterproof upholstery fabricsand faux leathers. By challenging the norms for the production of healthcarematerials to meet the requirements of the client and particularly the end user,the styles and finishes of upholstery fabrics and faux leather becametransformed enabling Care environments to become more “homely” and lessinstitutional. After 2 years in furniture manufacturing, Robert set up TheLindhurst Group, in 2019, having identified a unique faux leather, Sileather,that is wipe clean to biro and resistant to all the cleaners used withinHospitality & Healthcare.

With the onset of Covid in 2020, Robert really began toappreciate that without dramatic changes to the way the world is operating,there would be a “bleak” outlook. Taking the time afforded by the lockdowns,Robert set about understanding the sustainable benefits of Sileather and pulledtogether a unique portfolio of materials to offer to Designers &Specifiers. Backing up words with deeds, The Lindhurst Group became certifiedas Carbon Neutral in 2021

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Can care environments be sustainable?


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