Harrow College: Health and Social Care Centre

Harrow College received £1.8 million from the Mayor’s Further Education Capital Fund which is from the Government's Growth Deal and allocated through the LEAP, towards the development of their flagship education and training centre which was officially launched in June 2018.

The Centre will provide training and education including innovative senior care support training, as well as specialist care training. The Seacole Building, named after Mary Seacole (a British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the ‘British Hotel’ to care for sick and convalescing officers during the Crimean War), houses a combination of classrooms and specialist training rooms that provide students with opportunities to develop their understanding and skills.

How does this show what we're looking for?

  • renewal, rationalisation and modernisation of the further education estate
  • the creation of 1300m² of space over two floors of specialist training rooms, including a Care Suite, Diet and Nutrition Laboratory, Triage Room and Orthopaedic Care Suite
  • responding to a local and national shortage in health and social care skills due to an ageing population and the need for high-quality, world class senior and specialist care support training
  • targeted skills development and job opportunities for a diverse group of learner groups through collaboration with other providers, organisations and employers

This project demonstrates best practice because:

  • creation of an intergenerational community where employer and educator can provide seamless world-class innovations in assisted living and dementia care 
  • state-of-the-art centre which will be an integral part of the college’s partnership with health and care providers, including the NHS
  • the centre is built to a very high environmental standard (BREEAM Excellent), reflecting the college’s commitment to sustainability

Feeling inspired?

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