Thanks to Gina Rayner at GR Care Consultancy I've had the privilege to work with many care homes, nursing homes, learning disability homes and domiciliary care services on various requirements from care plans to signage. One of those jobs was for the beautifully restored Blackbrook House in Fareham, a Grade II listed Georgian property in landscaped gardens. It's a genuinely stunning place, gorgeously decorated with a magnificent eye for detail that also reflects the level of care the home offers. As a new home, they wanted a brochure that reflected the beauty of the building and the standard of the care.
Half the battle with any brochure such as this is the imagery, as often people will glance through the pictures before they decide to read anything. Fortunately Gina had also suggested the photographic talents of Focal Strategy who went along on two occasions to photograph the 26 distinctly individual bedrooms, the reception rooms and gardens, leaving me with a fantastic range of photographs to choose from.
The brochure is designed to reflect the interior of the home (furnished with the likes of Laura Ashley and Sanderson) with the text set in a larger than normal type-face to help its readability with those whose sight may not be as it once was.
The home is an amazing place, and as it says on the front of the brochure, a beautiful place to live.