Care Culture is on a Spectrum and Design Support Needs to Match This. What Does This Mean in Practice?
There is much evidence that gardens are good for us so Designing for care settings can be one of the most rewarding areas to work in; but what happens when we leave? This presentation is based on an extensive research project initiated after the Designers noticed that care setting gardens can often become unused, or little used, once the novelty of a new garden has worn off. It will share how a care organisation’s cultural practices influence a designs success from the start. It explores how an understanding of the ‘Care Culture Spectrum’ and matching our support to the current abilities of a care setting can ensure our interventions have a higher likelihood of engagement and longer-term success.