Category Archives: Access For The Less Abled

STAIRCLIMBER SOLVES LIFT BREAKDOWN FOR CARE HOME

Swallow EMP has helped a Northern Care home solve a mobility dilemma with their Stairclimber equipment. Grange Lea care home in Bolton called on the Stair Mate stairclimber to ensure the safe manoeuvring of the elderly residents who are wheelchair users when the lift broke down for a number of weeks.

SURREY SCHOOLS ENSURE THERE IS NO OBSTACLE IN EDUCATION

Schools in Surrey have installed disability aids designed and manufactured by Swallow EMP to ensure all students have access to the schools’ facilities. The powered stair climbers will allow students at the secondary schools to navigate stairs to reach classrooms and provide them with quick emergency evacuation ability and are an economical alternative compared to elevators and custom wheelchair lifts.

Changing Places for youngsters

An innovative project designed by, and for, young people in Calderdale has taken steps to ensure it is accessible to all- by including a state-of-the art toilet. The £3.9m Orangebox partnership development* will provide counselling and support services for the borough’s 20,000 young people. To make sure everyone can benefit from the Centre, a Changing Places toilet has also been incorporated. Larger than a conventional ‘disabled toilet’, the Changing Places facility incorporates a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, height adjustable washbasin, hoist and, at Orangebox, a Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita ‘wash and dry’ (automatic) toilet, all supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat.

New Assisted Bathing brochure for construction professionals from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice for the provision and installation of assistive baths, has launched its new Assisted Bathing brochure for construction professionals, contractors and specifiers operating in the long-term and acute care sectors.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing launches new range of wet rooms for the care environment

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in hi-lo assisted baths, has launched a new range of assisted wet rooms suitable for a wide variety of care settings. Gainsborough Specialist Bathing has manufactured high quality assisted baths in the UK for almost 30 years.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing launches new interactive website

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in assisted baths, has launched its new interactive website to coincide with its newly updated corporate identity.

Changing places in 3D

Helping clients visualise a facilities project is simplified with a new 3D CAD download.

The Changing Places accessible, assisted toilet 3D CAD download, available only at www.clos-o-mat.com, has been purpose-developed to help designers plan building layouts and visualise how the room differs from a standard (Document M type) wheelchair-accessible toilet, the range of equipment therein, and how it all integrates to enable anyone who needs the help of a carer to go to the toilet when away from home.

Impey Showers re-engineers the shower seat

Wetroom specialist Impey Showers has revealed an incredibly stylish and revolutionary new shower seat and bench.

Shower seats are essential for those with mobility issues but traditional shower seats are very clinical in appearance, bulky, create trip hazards, act as dirt traps and can damage floors.

Pressalit Care toilet seats now with added Polygiene

For the ultimate in hygiene, Pressalit Care has introduced the antibacterial Polygiene finish to its range of toilet seats.

Polygiene is a 100% natural product which prevents bacteria from spreading. Made up of silver salts – which are found in our drinking water and sea water – Polygiene is perfectly safe both to users and to the environment.

‘Drag and drop’ changing places

Specification of accessible toilets is now available with just a mouse click through innovations at Clos-o-Mat.

The company, the UK”s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions, has added a full Changing Places accessible toilet CAD download to its website www.clos-o-mat.com.

Pressalit Care adds height adjustable toilet bracket to the Select range

A new height adjustable toilet bracket is the latest addition to the Pressalit Care Select range. The Select bracket, designed in a choice of contemporary colours to complement bathroom decor, features smooth lines and surfaces, with minimal slits and grooves, for ease of cleaning.

Simple Changing Places

Specification of, and architectural drawings for, ‘state-of-the-art’ accessible toilets is simplified with a new facility.

New modular shower units for care environments from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in hi-lo assisted baths, has launched a new range of accessible showers to complement its baths and recently introduced ceiling track hoists.

Special school boosted by Ergolet mobility system

Danish mobility company Ergolet has installed its Luna overhead hoisting system, featuring the unique wall-mounted E-track, at Kingfisher Community Special School in Oldham to significantly improve pupils’ access to facilities throughout the building.

Hygiene at the Helm!

Clos-o-mat: A progressive housing association which specializes in development and management of models of supported housing for people with special needs is applying that commitment through to tenants’ independence in personal hygiene.

On The Level – level access wetrooms

There are many practical reasons to install a wetroom, including providing safe showering for the elderly and for the less able. On The Level, UK manufacturer of patented underfloor wetroom shower trays, offers tailor-made level access wetroom solutions to provide safe and attractive showering options.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing launches new mobile patient hoist range for the care environment

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in assistive bath provision, installation and support, has launched a new series of Glide mobile patient hoists for the care environment.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing Launches New Aspect Design Capabilities

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, part of the leading Care in Bathing Group, is debuting its new AspectTM design software on Stand W90 at The Care Show (Bournemouth BIC, 19-20 March) that now delivers enhanced design and planning capabilities for specifiers, contractors and care providers.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing to Debut New Aspect Design Capabilities at Bournemouth Care Show

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, part of the leading Care in Bathing Group, is debuting its new AspectTM design software on Stand W90 at The Care Show (Bournemouth BIC, 19–20 March) that now delivers enhanced design and planning capabilities for specifiers, contractors and care providers.

Evac+Chair announces TechniCare as new distributor for Jersey

Evac+Chair International, the UK’s leading manufacturer of escape equipment, has announced that TechniCare Limited has become the companies first distributor in Jersey.

Astor-Bannerman Range of Height Adjustable Patient Handling and Bathing Care Equipment

Astor-Bannerman (Medical) Ltd design and manufacture a wide range of height adjustable patient handling and assisted bathing care equipment throughout the UK for people with varied and special needs within the community, care homes, social services and the NHS  A variety of bespoke high quality care solutions include…

DISABLED WORKERS COULD BE LEFT STRANDED IN EMERGENCIES, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH BY EVAC+CHAIR INTERNATIONAL

One in two companies is under prepared for evacuations in the workplace and wheelchair users and the mobility-impaired are most at risk from being unable to make a safe escape, according to a survey by evacuation specialists, Evac+Chair International.

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