Stroke unit goes to the toilet to help patient recovery

08 April 2021, 11:12

The stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has become the first of its kind in the country to go to the toilet to help patient recovery. The specialist department within the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has had a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet installed....
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Dundee council uses the toilet to improve education resources

08 April 2021, 11:10

A local education authority is optimising best value in a major capital building programme- right through to pupil intimate care. Dundee City Council is undertaking a £350million investment plan including regeneration of the waterfront, affordable housing and new schools, with the last designed to d...
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“Air bnb” style venue for disabled holidays in Fife It even has ‘smart’ Closomat toilets

08 April 2021, 11:03

Disabled people can enjoy a holiday knowing they have those key aids they rely on at home, through a considerate approach to accommodation. The Homelands Trust runs four luxury accessible lodges in Lundin Links, Fife, and is planning to build a further five to cope with demand- the current accommoda...
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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 Warwickshire, and former member of the Grammy- nominated band The Heys, has a Closomat Palma...
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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 Closomat. Habinteg Housing Association developed the original Lifetime Homes Standard with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, laying...
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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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