Adapting to Long Term Health Conditions – a Reflection on Bathroom Design

21 June 2022, 11:44

An online webinar with a focus on theory and application for Occupational Therapists and other professionals covering Adapting to Long Term Health Conditions – a Reflection on Bathroom Design.  Provided and hosted by Closomat with experts from The OT Service. Learning objectives: Consider the...
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Neurological – Impact of neurological trauma on bathroom activity

18 February 2022, 09:47

Closomat’s unstoppable partnership with The OT Service continues strongly with their first joint webinar of 2022, focusing on the theme of neurological. Now being presented quarterly, this first webinar, 24th March will tackle the issue of neurological trauma on bathroom activity. Like all the webin...
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Paediatrics – Common conditions and the impact on bathroom activity

12 November 2021, 14:51

December will see the second of Closomat’s new style quarterly webinars.  The live webinar, which will be hosted by Closomat and delivered by clinical experts from The OT Service, will cover the relationship between common paediatric conditions and the impact these have on a child’s bathroom activit...
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Facilitating Safe and Independent Toilet Transfers

22 October 2021, 11:59

An overview of the topic of Facilitating Safe and Independent Toilet Transfers, based on our recent webinar on the topic. Download the Full Overview Firstly, let us consider the definition of safe. This is defined by Merriam Webster (2021) as “free from harm or risk” or “protected from, or not expos...
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Jane’s Story of Managing her Neurological Degenerative Disorder

28 July 2021, 09:10

Jane is a 67-year-old retired woman who lives with her husband in a two-storey house. Jane worked for many years within the community as an advocate for adults with physical disabilities. Jane has the most wonderfully positive outlook to life and until recently had followed an active and fulfilling...
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Future proofing the bathroom for clients with progressive conditions

19 May 2020, 10:43

Topic Future proofing the bathroom for clients with progressive conditions Learning outcomes: To review how to assess the clients needs To understand the tasks the clients wants and needs to do within the bathroom To give a greater insight on how to complete a client specific specification to meet l...
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Future-proofed adaptations to get the best for clients and budgets

12 May 2020, 08:33

Closomat’s latest webinar by the OT Service is CPD qualified Everyone’s needs change over time. As housing experts(*) call for the building of future-proofed homes which can accommodate that, Closomat is aiming to help adaptations teams deliver here and now, in existing homes. Britain’s leading prov...
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Practical help to ‘tick the boxes’ in adaptation good practice delivery

25 March 2020, 09:28

Best practice examples identified in a new checklist for local housing adaptations provision can already be met by a little care in supply chain selection. Care & Repair England has written the ‘Help with Home Adaptations: Improving Local Services’ guide to help improve services so that delivery...
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Helping access adaptable housing

02 January 2020, 11:01

A new campaign is calling for all new build homes to be designed to be accessible and adaptable, to work for a lifetime and any generation. Closomat is lending its support to the drive, re-iterating the statement by campaign organisers Age UK and Habinteg, that most people want a home in which they...
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Accessible or universal?

03 September 2019, 14:45

What’s in a name? Should we refer to accessible housing, housing for the elderly, sheltered housing, disabled housing, age-friendly housing? Is it a case of what we call things, or is it a case of how we perceive them? The thing is, if we say ‘disabled’ we picture someone in a wheelchair, and probab...
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Accessible, adaptable bathrooms

03 September 2019, 11:27

As the Government is urged to make accessible, adaptable housing mandatory within Local Plans, public and private sector housing developers are being offered a simple way to achieve it Leading social provider Habinteg is lobbying the Government to ensure more new homes meet the Building Regulations...
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