Kingsley Healthcare has won a prestigious design award for its new learning disability home, Glebe Farm, in Upton, Cambridgeshire.
CEO Daya Thayan and members of the home’s commissioning team were thrilled to accept the trophy when Glebe Farm was announced as winner in the Best Design for Younger Adults category at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards in London.
Mr Thayan said: “We are proud to have partnered with our long-standing banking partners Santander Healthcare Specialists Sector Group in developing Glebe Farm. They have been our banking partner for over 10 years. We are proud of our association with Mark Pavis, Mark Rothero and the Santander Corporate Healthcare Team.
“More than an investment, Glebe Farm has really made a difference to nine young people who have chosen it as their home.
“The development has also had a positive economic impact in the area by creating employment for 40 people.”
Kingsley Specialist Services director Chris May said: “We were delighted to win the award ahead of some very strong competition.
“Our success is testament to the bespoke design of Glebe Farm to support people with very complex needs.
“A great deal of thought went into the design as the layout and construction has a big impact on people’s wellbeing, affecting their progress, safety and behaviours.
“The final design ensures that the needs of anyone who is likely to live there can be met with minimal alterations. We are proud to have built a facility that is undoubtedly one of the best of its type in the country.”
Kingsley Group’s Chief Investment Officer Muj Malik said: “The specialist services sector is a niche market in which we have developed some fantastic services. It is our intention to roll these out across the South and in the home counties.”
The £3m facility opened in October as a home for nine adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
The building has been developed to the highest standards throughout to provide comfortable accommodation for young adults who benefit from a peaceful rural environment.
The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, established 20 years ago, aim to highlight the importance of design to the quality of life and well-being of residents in care homes, hospitals and other care schemes.