Longstanding client Home From Home Care have been regularly commissioning Globe to progress the planning applications for their specialist ‘Micro Communities’ since 2012. The most recent of these commissions was to secure permission for a series of extensions to existing care facilities in Lincolnshire.
Home From Home Care is a ‘parent led’ care provider for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. At risk of greatly over simplifying Home From Home Care’s services, each location consists of different types and sizes of care homes, where small groups of compatible people can live together or on their own. The company refers to these as ‘Micro Communities’.
One of the driving principles of Home From Home Care is a commitment to continuous improvement. The latest phase of improvements has been a proposed move, in appropriate homes, from en suite bedrooms to ‘mini-apartments‘ where each resident has their own private study room adjoining their bedroom. To achieve this, the internal layout of the building needs to be altered and extensions added to ensure that the equally important communal spaces aren’t lost to private rooms. To achieve this, Globe prepared and submitted planning applications to extend ‘The Hawthorns’ in Bardney and ‘The Old Hall’ in Fiskerton, in order to provide ‘apartment style’ accommodation in both buildings.
Both applications have now been approved, so this next phase of improvements can now get underway.