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Ever thought about how the built environment can meet the needs of people with cognitive or sensory decline, whilst supporting social interaction and wellbeing? Interior designer Jacqui Smith, co-founder of Homesmiths, has. In this short interview she shares her top tips for family carers…
Jacqui Smith is the co-founder of Homesmiths, a Sussex based, interior design practice working with residential clients, national property developers, and healthcare providers, in particularly residential care homes.
A professional member of the accreditation body for professional interior design – SBID – since 2012, Jacqui is currently SBID Regional Director for the South East and also sits on the SBID Healthcare Advisory Council.
An experienced residential and healthcare designer with a deep understanding of dementia friendly design and a particular specialism in interior design for people with visual impairments, Jacqui is a guest lecturer at Solent University and a keynote speaker on creating homes and living spaces for people with sight loss. On top of all that, she is also the Chair of Haywards Heath Dementia Action Alliance.
Jacqui begins by explaining why she finds specialising in interior design for care-home settings so rewarding and how her own experience of sight loss has influenced her approach to interior design.
She goes on to share her top tips on how family carers can implement professional interior design tricks relating to lighting and colour contrasts to improve our lives and the lives of those we care for.
Enjoy, and get in touch to let us know of your top interior design tips for family carers!