NCF webinar held in collaboration with Accora

18th May 2021  13.00 – 14.00




The huge impact of COVID -19 on care homes has been widely recognised; the effect on residents, care teams and the financial implications.  How will the pandemic change the immediate design approach and as we learn to live with the virus, how might this inform the design of care homes of the future?  Jacqui Smith, experienced healthcare designer, will go through all this in some detail drawing from her wealth of experience with care home projects as she takes us through this presentation.

 Learning outcomes:

  • An overview of the principles of interior design for sensory and cognitive decline
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the care home environment
  • Designing safe environments
  • A wider look at the future of care home design


Speaker biography

Jacqui Smith is an experienced healthcare designer with a particular interest in how the built environment can support people living with sensory and cognitive impairments. Designing for health and physical and mental well-being, and the role colour plays is at the core of her work.

In November 2012 Jacqui permanently lost the sight in her left eye and has since combined her profession with her personal experience of impaired vision, both in her own work and in promoting best practice to others in the design community.

 Her portfolio includes both new build and refurbishment projects in Extra Care, sheltered housing, dementia and nursing homes, homes for young adults with learning disabilities and hospices/end of life care. Jacqui is an accredited member of SBID and Chair of her local Dementia Friendly Community.


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