Belong villages are specially designed communities to support older people to age well.
Building design and layout supports easy orientation and ‘visibility’, secure access to the outdoors and proximity to a range of village amenities open to the public. Colours used in internal decoration improve cognition. And amongst other things staff don’t wear uniforms, residents get involved in cooking and gardens can be tended by residents and staff.
Residents can choose the type of home, depending on the support and care they need. Over time, they can choose to increase that level of support, from respite care, to rehabilitation, to specialist dementia care.
Belong villages include Atherton , Crewe, Wigan, Warrington, Macclesfield .
For more information see: http://www.belong.org.uk/about.php