‘Easi’ solution for effective wetroom

08 April 2021, 08:43

Achieving a functional, accessible yet stylish wetroom, which encompasses the needs of both has been easy for Northumberland couple Bill and Marjorie Leslie…. With the progression of Mrs Leslie’s multiple sclerosis, the couple decided it was time to adapt their garage extension to create...
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Helping regain quality of life

08 April 2021, 08:36

Marital harmony is being amplified for one MS sufferer – all through his toilet. Kevin Pointing was diagnosed with the condition almost a decade ago, and as symptoms progressed found his marriage and family increasingly under pressure helping him cope with daily bodily functions. But now the former...
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Optimising independent living in social housing

08 April 2021, 08:20

A new social housing project will meet residents’ needs now and in the future through forward-thinking specification. Each of Leazes Homes’ nine bungalows on its development at Roeburn Way, Newcastle has been purpose-designed specifically to enable people with physical disabilities to live as indepe...
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Toilet helps unblock hospital bed….

08 April 2021, 08:18

Having a toilet that is more than just a toilet has enabled a woman to be discharged from hospital days early… Rose Murphy was in a serious car accident 12 years ago, through which she lost the use of her left arm. She has been able to remain as independent as possible in part because...
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Extra care in helping people be independent

08 April 2021, 08:14

East Sussex County Council is demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to delivering optimum independence and best value in supported living at its new project in Eastbourne. The Council and partner Saxon Weald have designed and built 508 Seaside, with support services delivered by Sanctuary Suppor...
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Don’t be “out on a limb” with personal care

07 April 2021, 12:19

As the UK sees the number of people undergoing an amputation reach record levels, a trail-blazing amputee is showing how to overcome the loss and live normally with assistive technology – even going to the loo. Ray Edwards MBE is now Britain’s longest surviving quad amputee – ie arms and legs amputa...
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Shared solution to independence

07 April 2021, 12:15

Dignity and personal hygiene for all is being effectively achieved in one Lanarkshire household, through the use of assistive technology. Pensioner Rose Thom suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, “from head to feet”, to the extent that she can no longer grip with her hands. That meant, among other dail...
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Helping turn disability into a positive

07 April 2021, 12:13

One of Britain’s leading disabled actors is turning to assistive technology to help him retain his independence. Mark Beer, 49, originally from Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire but now of Camden Town, London, has 2nd degree Cerebral Palsy. He has refused to let his health issues impact on his chosen...
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07 April 2021, 12:10

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engineering expertise. William (Buff) McBeath, 70, was told he would never walk again after his injury in the li...
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Croes Atti Residential Home

07 April 2021, 12:08

Local authority stops clients ‘hanging around’ Flintshire Council is delivering ‘supportive and caring’ help to residents, with new levels of dignity in one of its residential homes, achieved through use of state-of-the-art toileting technology. Croes Atti Residential Home cares for up to 31 older p...
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Eshcol House Nursing Home

07 April 2021, 12:05

Delivering dignity & independence “If I could, I would put one in every bathroom”: care home manager Amanda O’Neil is talking about a toilet – but one that goes beyond being a simple WC. Eshcol House near Truro, the 28-bed residential personal and nursing care home she runs, has installed...
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Glenashling Nursing Home

07 April 2021, 12:02

Automatic ‘wash and dry’ toilets are now regarded as the only “proper” hygiene solution by residents at a nursing home. Glenashling Nursing Home initially installed two of the Closomat toilets – one fixed height Palma Vita and one height adjustable Lima Lift – in a new extens...
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