Self-help extends right through to ‘spending a penny’

08 April 2021, 09:50

A purpose-built Centre to provide therapy, exercise and support for people with neurological conditions is optimising client ability to self-help – right through to toileting. The MS Therapy Centre has just upgraded its WC facilities at the Mayfield Road, Huntingdon Centre, to enable anyone us...
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Preparing the ground for independent living

08 April 2021, 09:48

Educating children with disabilities to cope with independent life after school is being given state-of-the-art support. The Treloar Trust has completed Vision Treloar’s, a £20m project to create one, nationally recognised, educational and residential centre of expertise for young people, on a singl...
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Forward-thinking – through to inclusivity

08 April 2021, 09:45

One of University of Cambridge Colleges, which claims to be one of the most forward-thinking academic institutions in the world- is proving its point as far as student inclusivity is concerned… Churchill College has further adapted one of its student houses to accommodate the specific requirem...
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Opportunity for thousands to go solo…

08 April 2021, 09:41

Thousands of people in Solihull have a new opportunity to go SoLO with the opening of a new interactive centre designed to meet their specific needs. Solihull Life Opportunities, a charity that enables people with learning disabilities to enjoy social and leisure activities others take for granted,...
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21st Century learning environment fit for all….

08 April 2021, 09:39

A half-century old school is being taken into the 21st century in every aspect- including its toilet facilities for pupils. Highland Council is spending £31m upgrading Lochaber High School to create a ‘truly inspirational’ learning environment; one element of the refurbishment is the creation of a n...
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21st Century physics equip to answer basic needs

08 April 2021, 09:37

On-going upgrading of facilities at Cambridge University’s Department of Physics to equip the faculty for the 21st century have headed to the toilets. The Department, which has educated Nobel prize winners, has turned to state-of-the-art lavatory technology under the upgrade. In the Rutherford Build...
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Adapting to realise vision of optimum independence

08 April 2021, 09:34

A vision of creating a better world for children with severe and complex needs is being realised – right through to their personal hygiene. The Treloar Trust has completed Vision Treloar’s, a £20m project to create one, nationally recognised, educational and residential centre of expertise for young...
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Giving vulnerable adults confidence – right through to personal care

08 April 2021, 09:32

A UNICEF accredited school is helping pupils with diverse abilities to be as Tor Bank School independent and confident as possible, by heading to the toilets. Tor Bank School in Dundonald caters for 192 children aged between 3 and 19 with severe learning difficulties and/or physical impairments, and...
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Changing a toilet brings independence and dignity

08 April 2021, 09:29

A Leeds family is finding an improved quality of life with greater independence and dignity – by changing its toilet. The Ellis’ grown children both suffer from Muscular Dystrophy, the elder being diagnosed only two years ago. As part of significant home adaptation work, the family has had a w...
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Holistic approach to toilet needs eases transition from home to school

08 April 2021, 09:26

A young boy who was born with upper limb deficiency is finding his transition from home to school as easy as possible – in part due to the school’s attitude towards his toileting needs. Daniel Tennant, aged 5, already has a Closomat Palma Vita automatic (wash and dry) toilet, with a Rifton pae...
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‘Total’ independence helps Dan prepare for London 2012

08 April 2021, 09:23

Winning the bronze medal in the Boccia Team World Cup has helped Olympic gold medalist Dan Bentley guarantee his place in the individual Boccia event at London 2012. It is the latest achievement for the 18 year-old and demonstrates his determination to succeed, following his move into his own adapte...
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Closomat helps ease progression to adulthood

08 April 2021, 09:21

The angst of adolescence is being eased for one Stockport teenager and his family through the care and understanding of Stockport Homes Adaptations Service…. Bradley, aged 15, suffers from severe epilepsy. Stockport Homes has moved the family of single mum Sharon and her five children into a n...
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