Brainkind partners with Furncare in step change for care for people with acquired brain injury


Brainkind (formerly The Disabilities Trust) appointed Furncare to furnish their new state-of-the-art Neurological Centre for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury in York. Shortlisted in the prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards for the Community Benefit Project, the centre is now preparing to welcome its first residents.

Where it all began

Arnie Goodenough and our team worked closely with Mariah Chapman, Procurement Manager at Brainkind, and Chris Race of Jefferson Sheard Architects. Initially, we were asked to provide samples for a Briankind refurbishment site in York in September 2022. The Furncare furniture was tested, assessed and rated by the Brainkind team and by residents at the York House site. It received the thumbs up and our enduring relationship with Brainkind was established.

The Old Chocolate Factory

Ambititious plans for an alternative Neurological Centre new-build just a few miles away emerged shortly after. Furncare were invited to tender for the innovative and complex project which is located on the former Terrys Chocolate Factory site in York. The project presented many challenges for Brainkind and Jefferson Sheard Architects, but we were still able to produce and supply all the furniture for 36 ensuite rooms, transitional living apartments and extensive communal areas.


“From the outset, Furncare demonstrated a deep commitment to understanding our unique requirements and vision for our flagship service. Their expertise in providing high-quality sofas, armchairs, tables, side chairs, and cushions has been invaluable in creating a space that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our clients and staff alike.”

Liam Busby, Brainkind


A Nurturing and Comfortable Environment

Our Logistics Team scheduled all deliveries with Brainkind, and the renowned Furncare ‘White Glove’ site team ensured almost 600 items of furniture were delivered hassle-free in August last year as arranged, fully assembled and placed in pre-allocated rooms and communal spaces.


Furncare at Brainkind York


Liam Busby went on to thank Furncare, and is confident that “Brainkind – Neuro Centre York will provide a nurturing and comfortable environment where individuals can focus on their rehabilitation and journey towards recovery”.

Younger people with very different needs

Arnie Goodenough of Furncare added “The Neuro Centre in York is a fantastic example of how we work so well with centres catering for younger people with very different needs and preferences to residents in care homes for the elderly. Brainkind fulfil such an important role in the sector and we look forward to supporting their next project with all our resources, commitment and energy as always.”

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