Getting in tune with limitations

08 April 2021, 11:01

Having to deal with the impact of Multiple Sclerosis on his daily life is not stopping musician Tom Flynn from being stylish, through to his home’s fixtures and fittings. The 6ft tall singer songwriter from Wawickshire, and former member of the Grammy- nominated band The Heys, has a Closomat Palma V...
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My toilet? It’s a godsend!

08 April 2021, 10:59

Most people take their WC for granted. For Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Kathleen Bergin, it is much more… “It was quite a surprise when I first used it, but it’s an absolute godsend,” she says. The WC in question is a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry (automatic shower) toilet, installed in he...
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Copthorne extends luxury to all

08 April 2021, 10:55

People visiting London can enjoy the best hotel facilities, regardless of their ability, as a result of attention to detail at one of London’s four-star locations. The Copthorne Tara in the heart of Kensington, has taken the Government’s Disability Discrimination Act beyond basic complia...
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Innovative provision for the disabled

08 April 2021, 10:53

An inclusive approach to convenience is being adopted by East Hants District Council, in what is believed to be the first installation of its type in the country. The Council is upgrading its public loos in the Lady Place car park in Alton to include a state-of-the-art Closomat Palma Vita automatic...
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Total approach to delivering quality respite care

08 April 2021, 10:50

A charity providing ‘ special holidays for special children’ is ensuring they are as independent as possible during their stay- right through to their personal hygiene… The Childrens Adventure Farm Trust, which survives solely from donations, has added to its respite care accommoda...
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Theatrical approach to total hygiene

08 April 2021, 10:47

A groundbreaking theatre company, supported by some of the UK’s top thespians, is taking its inclusive approach to every level- even to backstage dressing room facilities. Chickenshed’s purpose built theatre in London plays host to over 1,000 people per week – who work, study for B...
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Coasting to optimum housing accessibility

08 April 2021, 10:43

Wheelchair users in Wales can benefit from enhanced independence through a holistic approach by their local social housing provider. Coastal Housing Group is in the process of completing a bespoke development in Treboeth, Swansea, specially designed to provide appropriate homes for people with diver...
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‘Total’ approach to hygiene helps makes lifetime homes a reality

08 April 2021, 10:42

A housing association which helped shape the ‘Lifetime Homes’ concept is proving in reality how easy adaptability transforms tenants’ lives, with help from Total Hygiene. Habinteg Housing Association developed the original Lifetime Homes Standard with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, la...
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Wheelchair users’ accessibility enhanced

08 April 2021, 10:31

Independence for disabled people in Ireland is being trail-blazed at the headquarters of the country’s leading organization for people with limited mobility. The Irish Wheelchair Association’s (IWA) Carmel Fallon Holiday Centre, located on the Association’s headquarters campus, has...
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Active lifehouse

08 April 2021, 10:01

Lifehouse, the most comprehensive facility for independent living in the North West, is continuing its trailblazing with Liverpool Disabled Living Centre’s most active programme of events since moving to new facilities. Lifehouse is a partnership between Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Co...
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Centre of excellence extends support…

08 April 2021, 09:56

A support facility already acknowledged by its local health professionals as ‘a Centre of Excellence’ is taking a holistic approach to extensions to its services…. The MS(Multiple Sclerosis) Support Centre in Saltney, near Chester, provides therapy and support for people with all n...
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Total approach to a new generation of independence…

08 April 2021, 09:52

New life is being given to the site of a former primary school in an award-winning development of incorporating flexibility to accommodate changing needs. Wales & West Housing Association (WWHA) has turned the site of a former primary school into its first development to combine both apartments...
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