191 Local Authorities Win Share of £23.5m Fund to Install Over 500 Changing Places Toilets

24 March 2022, 15:24

The news that 191 local authorities in England have been granted funding from central government to install Changing Places facilities, is being widely celebrated by the disabled and caring communities. The £23.5m worth of grants will see the addition of approximately 513 Changing Places toilets (wi...
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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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Moving & Handling – Facilitating Safe and Independent Toilet Transfers

10 September 2021, 10:11

After a year of delivering expert clinical content via webinars to Occupational Therapists and the wider healthcare market, Closomat are back with a brand new calendar of events. Hosted by Closomat but delivered by industry-leading clinicians, The OT Service, this new series of events promises to be...
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Facilitating Safe and Independent Toilet Transfers

25 August 2021, 10:14

An online webinar for Occupational Therapists and other professionals covering Facilitating Safe and Independent Toilet Transfers. Provided and hosted by Closomat with experts from The OT Service. *To provide an overview of what constitutes a safe transfer. *To review how occupational therapy can gu...
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Steve’s Story of Improved Wellbeing due to Bariatric Palma Vita

28 July 2021, 14:19

Steve is a taxi driver and has been for 20 years. He is self-employed and works flexible hours around his physical functioning, only working when he feels able to. Working as a taxi driver is extremely important to Steve, he is well-liked by his regular clients, is known in his local community and h...
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Changing Places – a personal perspective

20 April 2021, 13:21

My name is Sarah Brisdion. Mum of premature twins. As a result, my son, Hadley, was diagnosed with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy affecting his entire body, including his continence. As an infant, his needs were easily managed, much like his twin sister’s. But as Hadley got bigger and his disability be...
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Considerations in working with plus size (bariatric) people: Design, independence and dignity

07 April 2021, 15:01

Topic Working with plus size (bariatric) people: Design, independence and dignity Learning outcomes: To gain an overview of planning a home environment for plus sized clients (with focus on the bathroom) To understand the effect of being plus sized on occupation To evaluate the importance of assessm...
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Mental & physical health improved

03 April 2021, 09:10

If you have mobility issues, would you want to rely on someone to help you go to the toilet? That had been the situation for husband and wife of 45 years George and June Gale of Kington Langley in Wiltshire. Alongside suffering from COPD, diabetes, trapped vertebrae and cancer, and having broken his...
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Rural sophistication!

03 April 2021, 09:07

Palma Vita:  A technically advanced total approach to hygiene is refreshing the parts others cannot reach in one of the most scenic and remote areas of Ireland. The grounds of the luxury Harveys Point Country Hotel, on the shores of Lough Eske and in the foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains, also i...
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Going large…

03 April 2021, 09:03

Almost 25% of the UK population can go to the toilet in greater comfort and with improved peace of mind, thanks to Closomat. Currently, 3% of women and 1+% of men are morbidly obese: statistics that are predicted to double by 2030. NHS figures reveal 61% of British adults are overweight, and some 25...
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A brilliant idea…

31 March 2021, 14:04

When there’s only one toilet in the home, how do you deal with adapting it to ensure each member of the household can use it, despite height and mobility differences? For Frances & Tony Lloyd, the solution was simple yet, in Frances’ opinion, “brilliant”: the addition of one of Closomat’s Aerole...
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Diabetes and using the toilet

07 April 2020, 08:53

The rise in obesity is impacting on the nation’s health, with a 40% increase in diabetes. Now, 1 in 10 people over 40 is living with diabetes ((Diabetes UK). Using the toilet is one of the biggest associated- but rarely discussed- issues. Limb amputation is one of the hidden consequences of the cond...
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