Care industry consultant Russell Pillar has launched new interior design business, Interiors by Amara Hammond.
Using founder Russell Pillar’s two decades of design experience in social care, the business works closely with care homes to understand their desired ‘look and feel’ and turn it into reality by guiding them through the planning, procurement and project management process.
Russell said: “Traditionally care environments have been created around the principles of infection control and nursing, and rightly so, but this can result in a clinical environment which is hard to call home.
“At the other end of the scale, the private care sector has seen a swing towards luxurious, hotel-style care homes – only to discover that their Interiors are incompatible with a demanding care environment.
“It is perfectly possible in today’s market to make interiors choices that tick all the boxes – durable and hygienic yet comfortable and homely. I’m proud to be helping clients achieve the look they want while meeting care, compliance and commercial goals.”
Issac Theophilos, consultant, author and Owner, Outstanding Care Homes, added: “Having interiors suitable for a care environment is one of the key elements to achieving an Outstanding level of care provision and I have seen first-hand Russell’s commitment and passion to achieving this based on his many years’ experience.”