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Community setting facilities

Community home setting

Expected to open in 2021, the Bournemouth Gateway Building will feature a wide range of new equipment and facilities – including a new community home setting.

This page includes details of the new community home setting facilities, as well as our pre-existing facilities at Studland House on our Lansdowne Campus.


Bournemouth Gateway Building community home setting

Our home setting provides spaces to practise giving care in a real-world environment, such as a bedroom, lounge, kitchen or bathroom.

The setting features appropriate furniture and in some cases has restricted space, ensuring that you are used to working in varied and realistic home environments. There is also a ceiling-mounted hoist for occupational therapy students to practice mobility scenarios.

As well as providing paramedic science, nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students with realistic home settings in which to practise their skills, these environments can also be used by social work students to conduct representations of case conference reviews.

Our home setting has audio and video recording facilities to record your training sessions, giving you the opportunity to watch yourself at work and reflect on your practice.

We also use our local community environments and connections to teach, which may include fieldwork, inviting local people (such as homeless people) to talk to you about their living environments, or taking our academic work into the local community. 

These images are computer generated and are indicative of the final rooms. The precise equipment may differ from the illustration.

Studland House facilities

The following images were taken at Studland House on our Lansdowne Campus, showing BU’s pre-existing community setting facilities. These include: 

  • Three different lounges, decorated and furnished to reflect different age groups - an older person’s home, a modern lounge and an adolescent’s lounge
  • Four different bedroom areas, decorated and furnished to reflect different age groups
  • A bedsit area
  • A dining area with a table that can seat up to eight people
  • A kitchen.

These community settings all have ceiling-mounted cameras to record training sessions, providing students with the opportunity to watch their work and reflect on their practice.