We have experience of working with individuals, both children and adults, who have suffered personal injury in road traffic accidents, in the workplace or as a result of clinical negligence. We have worked with injuries and disabilities which have occurred at birth including Cerebral Palsy and we have experience of sensory impairments, upper and lower limb amputations, severe brain injuries, mobility issues and Chronic Pain Syndrome. Our depth of expertise in designing for a wide range of disabilities is of great benefit to our client’s in assessing their long term accommodation needs.
Our service entails visiting the Client and their family in their homes, assessing their current and long-term ‘whole of life’ housing needs. This may entail the necessary extensions and adaptations needed to accommodate overnight carers and to make their home fully accessible. It may mean researching suitable alternative accommodation if their property cannot be adapted to meet their needs. We design new build projects, adaptations and extensions that promote increased independence and comfort.
We work closely with the Client, their family, carers, Case Manager, Occupational Therapist and other relevant professionals to ensure that the appropriate environment is provided to promote increased relief and independence.
KVA Architects has a rolling programme of architectural commissions to work with Clients after the settlement of their cases, using the expertise within our practice to design accommodation to meet their specific ‘whole of life’ needs.