Working in the care sector has long been about creating the right environment. This is particularly true for care homes, where staff are looking after people with a range of conditions, some very challenging.
Therefore, an atmosphere which is conducive to people feeling safe, loved and secure is of paramount importance – not just for the residents, but for their families too.
A cursory glance at the internet will show you how much care homes have been hit by the Coronavirus. But it will show you something else too – it will demonstrate a willingness, a resourcefulness and a determination of purpose from care home owners and their staff to continue to provide the right surroundings in times of adversity and beyond. And when we have stood outside our homes to pay tribute to those who work on the frontline of our healthcare sector, it’s not just been about Covid. It’s been a deep-seated feeling of admiration and gratitude that says ‘thank you’ for going above and beyond during the course of their duties, 365 days a year.
The team at Zero Point 8 is no different to so many others who take inspiration and encouragement from the work they do around the country.
It matters to us which sectors we operate in, and from our base in the West Midlands we have been able to put together a range of products for care homes – every one bespoke – designed, manufactured and installed to meet the precise requirements of the home. One such example of our recent work is Oakham Care Home, in Rutland. The owners are creating a space which means something to every individual resident. We played our part by installing works for a café bar, hairdresser’s, spa, library and reception counter, each of which blended in with the overall concept. The modern care home needs to be just so, and we were proud to work with the very best materials and supply chain to complete a high spec range of joinery work.
Our team has also worked at Bramshott Care Home, in Surrey, where we worked closely with the care home team to provide many of the room sets for what was a new build property. This included a reception counter, bar and screens, as well as fitting bespoke units into other areas of the home, such as assisted bathrooms, a shop, and seating areas. The results are stunning – functionality is an integral component of what we do, but each of the component parts make up the home as a whole, which in turn gives those there the opportunity to live their lives to the full.
Which lends added weight to the words of the architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright, who said: “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”