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Thursday 22nd March

Dementia care at hospital and in the home

According to the Alzheimer’s society ‘developing integrated care presents an opportunity to transform the lives of people with dementia and their carers”. Mostly, carers say that hospital 'makes the dementia worse' and that the hospital staff do not offer good dementia care.


Come and join us as our experts in Dementia Care design explore how these spaces can be suitably designed and whether integrated services meet the wide-ranging needs for those with dementia when they move from independence to nursing care?


  • What impact are institutions like the NHS having on those with dementia? Is there a healthier alternative?

  • How can a building help people who feel permanently lost?

  • What is the role of architecture in well-being?

  • What is the importance of a sensory approach to designing accessible spaces for people with dementia?

  • What is the latest thinking in integrated care?


Greg Penoyre 
Penoyre & Prasad

As co-founder of Penoyre & Prasad in 1988, Greg Penoyre has played a central role in the design, procurement and delivery of the practice’s 300 plus projects across commercial and public sectors. He provides strategic leadership within the practice, bringing a wealth of experience to the design direction, day-to-day management and future strategy of the practice.


Key completed buildings include: The Ludwig Guttman Centre for Health and Well Being, Stratford; The UCL Academy and Swiss Cottage Special School, Swiss Cottage; The new Templeman Library, University of Kent at Canterbury and several residential and mixed use schemes. He is currently involved in a number of major residential, elderly care, health and education projects.


As a respected figure in the profession he has advised clients and industry bodies on procurement and design quality. He has acted as Design Champion on a number of commercial bids and is an active participant in design review and awards judging.

Bruce Glockling
London Borough of Southwark
Bruce Glockling is the Head of Regeneration in the London Borough of Southwark. He is leading one of the largest regeneration capital programmes in London covering housing regeneration, schools, adult care, leisure and public realm. Southwark is progressing a new development programme across a range of up to 30 sites with different developers to provide new homes and community facilities, including mixed-use development for housing and schools. The council is also leading on the direct delivery new council homes, including the provision of new extra care facilities. Bruce has held leadership roles in London local government for 25 years for Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Southwark and has a long background in the schools’ sector including PFI, BSF and academies, most notably being the Project Director for the 2015 Stirling Prize winning Burntwood School and the Southwark's schools programme.
Stephen Coomber
Hazle McCormack Young LLP

Stephen joined Hazle McCormack Young LLP (HMY)  in 1995 from MJP Architects and has been a full equity partner since 2000. HMY are Chartered Architects operating out of studios in Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury. Established in Covent Garden in 1984 the practice now consists of five partners working together with some twenty staff. Stephen is the lead Partner at the Canterbury office where the specialisms include Healthcare, Special Needs and University projects. He is also responsible for practice-wide Quality Assurance.


Stephen and his team have been working with local health trusts including East Kent Hospitals to introduce dementia-friendly environments. We were selected to work with the Trust on their visionary Dementia Village project in Dover which has been granted EU funding. The dementia village concept is based on a social approach that encourages those with dementia to lead as normal a life as possible, engaging with a familiar environment while having access to care 24 hours a day.


Stephen is the former chair of RIBA West Kent Branch and occasional visiting tutor at Brighton & Kent Universities

Henry Quinn BSc, PhD, MBA
East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT)

My working career started with a bricklaying apprenticeship for McAlpines, for various reasons I decided this wasn’t for me. Subsequently I became a biochemical engineer and have spent most of my working life in pharmaceutical manufacturing. I have managed an antibiotic production facility and various research laboratories. Latterly my role was to support biologics production in the USA and Europe and with global responsibilities for conventional fermentation products. I have supervised PhD’s at a number of UK Universities and have sat on the Biochemical engineering panel of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.


I now work for the strategic development group at EKHUFT promoting new approaches to the issues faced by the Trust and managing a range of projects, some of which I have initiated. The Dementia Village is a good example of one such project.

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