Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 May 2002
Organisation: mental health
Service: mental health
Project: social spaces


Area between the reception and living room at Banbury House, a closed rehabilitation unit for 10 men with challenging behaviour

Aims and outcomes

The project team wanted to provide a homely environment for residents and visitors at Banbury House. They also wanted to create a more dignified setting for staff, to help address recruitment and retention issues.

The layout of the area was reorganised by relocating the smoking room, placing a commissioned glass screen between the living and dining areas, and installing new furniture throughout the area. The addition of a conservatory helps unite the living and dining area with the garden outside the unit.

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