Home, Design & Build Summit Theatre 10
Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show
Wednesday 25th April
Thursday 26th April
Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30
Speaker Name: Elaine Hollerhead
Seminar Title: Inclusive design for 21st century living - Making functional fabulous!
Our homes greatly influence our emotional and physical well-being and should be ‘forever homes’ that we can live in from birth until death. They should not only allow for the needs of a growing family but also be able to accommodate unexpected events such as minor illnesses or life changing injury, enabling the occupants to manage these with dignity. When adapting properties or designing housing for the future good, forward –thinking is key. Unfortunately even in the 21st Century there remains a perception that adaptations or housing for people with disabling conditions should be basic and clinical, furnished with ugly equipment and a bland and boring décor, so limiting prospective purchasers and devaluing the property. Using case studies and examples, Elaine will show that by working together with clients and architects it is possible to create safe, beautiful, functional and inspirational Inclusive Designs that will enhance well-being and property values.
Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15
Speaker Name: Francis Philippa
Seminar Title: Cognitive change: dementia friendly housing and design services
People over the age of 80 are set to triple 20 years. Half of those aged 85 and over currently experience some form of Dementia or cognitive decline. The seminar will look at how prepared the housing sector is in meeting the needs of this growing cohort. It will provide some examples of best practice and seek to agree the next steps we have to take to meet the challenge.
Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00
Speaker Name: William McMorran and Roland McMorran
Seminar Title: The architecture of accessibility & care: well-being comes before everything
William and Roland will offer a visionary new approach to design for accessibility and care, presenting the case for revolutionising standard approaches to architecture and interior re-development. For some years checklist style advice, on accessible and dementia friendly design has been available from various research institutions. Taking care institutions as an example, it's visible that despite this, care homes continue to close at worrying rates and only 1% of adult social care remains rated as outstanding (CQC The State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2015/16). Is the fundamental architecture of accessibility, dementia and other care environments playing a role in the difficulty of delivering outstanding care and living outstanding lives? If so, how? Can the underlying architecture, instead, play a wider role in making everyday life uplifting, care giving easier, all round wellbeing better and the buildings more affordable to construct?
Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45
Speaker Name: Paul Smith
Seminar Title: What is the Disabled Facilities Grant?
The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) was introduced in 1989 to help people with disabilities to make adaptations to their homes. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been supported to live more independently... but often DFG is associated with delays and bureaucracy. In this seminar we will look at some of the myths and test how well you know the rules and regulations.
Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30
Speaker Name: Lee Blemings
Seminar Title: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare
Virtual and augmented reality are redefining the boundary between the virtual and physical worlds, but what benefits do these technologies have within healthcare? Lee Blemings, CEO of Sensory Guru, will talk about the meaningful application of virtual and augmented reality within healthcare settings, following exciting new developments within the company. The presentation will focus upon the advantages these emerging technologies can have for people with ASD, dementia and living in residential settings.
Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15
Speaker Name: Peter Davies
Seminar Title: How to utilize bathroom space in the best possible way
Space is one of the biggest issues in bathroom design for people with disabilities – there rarely seems to be enough. Ropox have heavily researched this area and designed products to use space in the optimal way – to help individuals gain maximum independence and to make life easier for carers wherever needed.