In environments where challenging behaviour is likely, it’s important to choose furniture that will minimise distress and risk of harm for both service users and staff. At Reinforced Beds, we have a range of products that do just that. Our stylish designs mean your facility looks attractive, and robust engineering means your environment is safe.
What is challenging behaviour?
Challenging behaviour occurs during periods of distress when culturally conventional communication is difficult. People with autism, learning disabilities, some mental health conditions or brain injuries can often experience challenging behaviour.
Challenging behaviour includes things like rocking, kicking, smashing equipment and furniture as well as potential harm to themselves or others.
Are there any spaces where challenging behaviour is more likely to occur?
Challenging behaviour can occur at any time, and in any environment, but it’s most likely in particular situations such as:
• Public facilities – doctors, dentists, libraries and shops
• SEN schools
• Specialist care units, such as those caring for people with dementia or autism
• Recovery and rehabilitation facilities
What does furniture for challenging behaviour look like?
Furniture for challenging behaviour will have key characteristics including:
• Woodgrain finish
Many of our products, such as our Robust range of tables, feature a wood grain finish. This biophilic design helps create a natural feel and a calming connection to nature.
• Extra strong
Furniture like our Extreme Opal Sofa is designed to be extra strong. This type of sofa is fully boarded out to help withstand some challenging behaviours.
Another feature of products like our Extreme Opal Sofa is the removal of things like visible staples, and the inclusion of anti-tamper fixings.
• Easy to clean
All our furniture is easy to keep clean so that your facility will have top levels of hygiene and offer maximum durability.
The nature of challenging behaviour means furniture needs to be especially long-lasting. All our products are designed to withstand the rigours of challenging behaviour, keeping replacement costs to a minimum.
At Reinforced Beds, we’ve created a range of practical, robust and stylish furniture that is suitable for use in a range of settings. Our products are available in a choice of appealing styles and colours and designed to help create an environment that is as welcoming and comfortable as it is practical. To find out more, just get in touch with us today.