The house renovation created for autistic people — with sensory features in its design

The front of The Martins which has been newly renovated and shows a brick structure with a sign in front of the house with the name on it and parking spots
The Martins in Northamptonshire has been renovated to provide suitable accommodation for people with autism (Image credit: NHS Foundation Trust)

The NHS has redesigned two ‘crisis houses’ to create a better environment for residents with autism — with its layout, electrics, colours and textures all tailored to their needs in a crisis. 

"The Martins" and “The Warren” in Northampton were designed by the Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) to serve as crisis houses.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.