Care Home Visiting Pod – Case Study

Care Home Visiting Pod – Case Study

CARE HOME VISITING POD – A CASE STUDY

Cube Modular brings Worcester Lodge Care Home’s residents and families together with a flat-packed FP10D care home visiting pod.

THE BRIEF

In December 2020, Cube provided Worcester Lodge Care Home, part of the Osborne Care Community, with a dedicated care home visiting pod. With the advent of the pandemic, visits were initially taking place in a dedicated room which meant that visitors had to pass through the main care home building. As government guidance on visiting changed the home felt that the risk posed by visitors coming into the building was unjustified and alternative arrangements needed to be explored.

CLIENT: Osborne Care Community

VENUE: Worcester Lodge Care Home, Somerset

PRODUCT SUPPLIED: FP10D (flat-packed care home visiting pod)

INSTALLATION DATE: 11th December 2020

Cube Modular’s visiting pods offered the perfect solution:

  • Visits take place in a dedicated external building, so visitors do not need to enter the care home itself
  • The care home could furnish the pod themselves and make it personal, comfortable and homely
  • The size of the pod is generous
  • It was very easy to have it installed in the car park
  • Wheelchair ramps made access easy for residents

We were also selected as the chosen supplier due to the fact that Osborne Care Community were enamoured with Cube’s company ethos, our pricing was attractive and offering a short lead time meant that the pod would be in place in time for the busy Christmas period.

WHAT WE SUPPLIED:

CARE HOME VISITING POD, MODEL FP10D (WF)

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 5844 mm x 2225mm x 2300mm

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm

DOOR DIMENSIONS: 760mm (w) x 2100mm (h)
Maximum opening width 735mm

NUMBER OF DOORS: 2

WINDOWS: Two 800mm x 1000mm uPVC double glazed ‘tilt & turn’ inwardly opening windows with manual internal sun shutters

INTERNAL SCREEN: Fixed aluminium frame with 5mm perspex

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION: two double power sockets, led ceiling light, ceiling mounted RCD, external 32amp three pin commando socket (32amp single phase connector from mains supply supplied by client)

HEATING: Two 1.5kw wall mounted heaters

INTERCOM SYSTEM: Speaker and microphone system with volume control

ACCESS RAMPS: Two metal checkerplate ramps

FLOOR COVERING: Grey carpet tiles throughout 

THE RESULT 

During these challenging times, it has been very important for Worcester Lodge to find a solution where families could be connected and reunited in a safe, secure and risk-mitigating way. Cube’s care home visiting pod has been extremely well received by staff, residents and visitors alike. On the home’s private Facebook page for relatives of residents, many have expressed their delight and gratitude by posting thank you messages and sharing photographs with the group.

Joshua Slator, Director at Osborne Care Community, shared with us the following story:

Janet Cover, whose husband Tony is a resident a Worcester Lodge, said that visiting the pod for the first time was lovely and she cried happy tears. “It was wonderful”, she said “so much better than a window visit.” Tony was also very comfortable and very happy to see Jan. Janet can’t thank Worcester Lodge enough for all the care the home is giving to her husband.

“The FP10D pod has been an incredible addition to the home to allow safe and secure visits for families. It is spacious, easy to get up and running and to kit out with our own furniture to make it homely. Without doubt it has made a difference to people’s lives in the run up to Christmas. The intercom is easy to use and clear for people to hear. The ramps make access simple. Could not be happier!”
Joshua Slator, Director, The Osborne Care Community

worcester lodge care home visiting pod
care home visiting pod

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

The Cube International Group Announces Exciting New Rebrand

The Cube International Group Announces Exciting New Rebrand

The Cube International Group Announces Exciting New Rebrand

Now An All-Encompassing Global Sports Business, Cube International introduces the new face, new structure and new future of the Cube group.

Cube International today announces a major rebrand to reflect the company’s evolution into an all-encompassing, global sports business. The company, consisting of a group of integrated businesses, brings unique, forward-thinking and game-changing concepts to sports brands, rights holders, event organisers and properties.

The three main subsidiaries within the Cube International group, Cube Management, a globally recognised event management company, Cube Partnership, an innovative ecommerce, licensing and merchandise business, and Cube Modular, a modular portable building specialist company, have all been incorporated within the rebrand. Each company has been given a distinct new look, with its own identity, logo and colour scheme.

Andy Moss, Cube International’s Executive Chairman said, “Today marks a milestone for Cube. Since the beginning of 2020, and despite facing a global pandemic, Cube has grown significantly in a very short period of time. To accommodate our growth, we have expanded our team, including industry leaders from the sporting world, and created the Cube International group. The new brand captures the culture, values and ethos of each of our core businesses and fully portrays the exciting, energetic and international image of the group as a whole.”

“Our vision has been to build out our talents, capabilities and assets so we can offer clients a full, end-to-end solution for their event, retail, ecommerce and portable building needs. We’ve brought together a team, one of the most experienced in the business, that can manage the complexities of event operations, logistics, strategy, technology, and creative in order to be an all-encompassing solutions partner for brands and events at global, national and local level. With this launch, we are unifying all these assets behind an exhilarating, exciting and revitalised new image.”

The rebranding of the four companies, around a core mission to ‘reimagine, empower and activate’ global sports events, has provided each Cube brand with its own colour variation within a bold and powerful collective identity that conveys the thrill, excitement and energy associated with the world of sport.

Cube International, Cube Management, Cube Partnership and Cube Modular work with major brands and properties across multiple sports, including football, rugby, motorsport, cricket, golf, cycling and esports.

care home portable visitor pod
care home visitor pod guests

Contact:

Name: Marijke Moss, Marketing Director, Cube International

Phone: +44 (0)7748 986513

Email: marijke@cubeinternational.co.uk

Cube International website: www.cubeinternational.co.uk

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

Cube Modular builds COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick Airport

A new COVID-19 screening test facility at Gatwick airport, built by Cube Modular, went live today.

Within the new facility, ExpressTest, a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd and Gatwick airport’s official screening partner, will offer fast and accurate tests for Gatwick passengers and employees, as well as the general public. Located within the airport’s Long Stay Car Park at the South Terminal, the screening site was built in record time by Cube Modular using Cube’s popular foldable Continest containers.

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD said, “Since the beginning of the year, the Cube International group has been actively finding ways to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. After our very popular ‘Don’t Pass It On’ hand sanitiser initiative, which became an overnight success at businesses and venues across the UK, and our Care Home Visitor Pods, which are being installed at care homes up and down the country to ensure safe visitations between relatives and residents, we are delighted our portable buildings are also being used as Covid-19 screening test centres, including this facility at Gatwick airport.”

At the newly-built screening centre at Gatwick, pre-departure and post-arrival screening tests are available for Gatwick passengers, as well as for staff and local residents. The test results will be made available the next day. Plans are also in place for the screening facility to satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme which will ease travel restrictions and quarantine time.

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

Cignpost Diagnostics and Gatwick Airport announced the opening of the new COVID-19 screening centre at a press launch on Friday 27th November 2020.

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is a priority for us alongside giving confidence to so many people who have missed travelling during this difficult year. Our new screening facility is also a convenient service to offer people in the region looking for extra reassurance. We are pleased to be subsidising the price for our passengers and any staff based at Gatwick so they are compliant with current destination requirements that many of airlines including easyJet, British Airways and TUI fly to.”

ExpressTest Founder Nick Markham added: “We are delighted to be Gatwick airport’s official screening partner.  We launched ExpressTest to give people peace of mind, whether that’s enabling travel through our Fit to Fly certificates, or providing the reassurance needed to safely visit friends and family abroad or within the UK.  In the next couple of months we aim to have more than 30 locations operating across the UK, with the ambition of giving the British public the confidence to go about their daily lives in these uncertain times.”

gatwick airport screening facility
care home visitor pod guests

Find out more about our Covid-19 solutions

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses.