Key Looks For Key Workers
n 7th April 2020, an army of 750,000 volunteers reported for duty for the first time to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus. The NHS Volunteer Service received three times the amount of applications they had hoped for in the largest call for volunteers since the Second World War.
A vast proportion of the 2.5 million at risk include the elderly, and therefore Studio 104 wanted to not only to commend the wonderful work being carried out by the NHS and their volunteers, but also care homes and retirements establishments up and down the country for taking care of our senior citizens. We have 2 very special clients in this sector who we would like to pay a special tribute to in our blog:
1. Inspired Villages is an operator and developer of later living communities. Their ethos is simple. ‘We put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do, with the promise of a life less ordinary for today's generation of retirees.’
The Uniform Look - The Studio 104 team were inspired by our visits to two Inspired Villages; Great Alne Park and Austin Heath. We felt it important that the uniform design concept reflected the positive and welcoming experience, as well as the aesthetics and character of the luxurious villages themselves. The staff needed to look smart enough to be presentable, but always feel recognisable, approachable and familiar to residents. It was imperative that the bespoke uniform had the versatility to put the occupants at ease, as well as ensuring that it looked appropriate for their official duties.
2. Loveday & Co is the only dedicated operator of specialist memory care in the UK providing residential and day club environments that are commensurate with the lifestyles previously enjoyed by members. The hand-picked properties are very much in keeping with the houses, clubs and luxury hotels with which they were already familiar.
The Uniform Look - Throughout the design process, we sought to empower these staff members to be able to deliver exceptional, bespoke care by making them look and feel incredible in their new uniforms. A luxury uniform is a vital part of creating a living experience on a par with world class hospitality establishments, keeping the residents in the manner to which they are accustomed, and retaining a level of quality that their loved ones expect. The uniforms have been designed to eliminate current issues with fit and functionality, so that the staff’s attention can be purely focused on providing the highest quality of care.
Both our clients were thankfully prepared for the pandemic and had a robust plan in place many months before. To all care homes and retirement establishment - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible work.
Written by Sheetal @ Studio 104