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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Learn at lunch: Future proofing to accommodate changing needs

23 March 2022, 16:47

Similar to our highly successful webinars, this half-hour session, hosted by Closomat and The OT Service aims to provide a more conversational dynamic to an important topic. Half the length of our standard webinars and designed to be attended during your lunch hour, this new type of part pre-recorde...
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Bathrooms design – does appearance matter?

10 November 2020, 10:54

Topic Bathrooms design – does appearance matter? Learning outcomes: Learn how the appearance of equipment and adaptations can impact on users Listen to the discussion on how an accessible bathroom can be a beautiful bathroom Date This webinar took place on Tuesday, 10th November 2020
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Bathroom design to support adults and children with sensory needs CPD qualified

25 June 2020, 10:49

Topic Bathroom design to support adults and children with sensory needs CPD qualified Learning outcomes: Occupations that our clients engage in within the bathroom environment. We discuss the impact of the environment on engagement with a focus on those with sensory needs. There is a specific focus...
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Improve facilities, attract customers – and get Government support

20 May 2020, 08:25

Venues can open their doors to a wider range of people by improving their accessible facilities- and have the cost match funded by the Government. A £30m Changing Places Fund has been announced as part of the 2020 Budget, to potentially double the national network of these specialist assisted access...
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Supporting Safe Toilet Transfers Through Adaption and Design

05 May 2020, 10:38

Topic Supporting Safe Toilet Transfers Through Adaption and Design (CPD Qualified) Learning outcomes: To gain a greater understanding of the tasks undertaken on the toilet. To see a review of what to cover during an assessment of our client’s transfer ability. To leave an overview of occupational th...
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Disability- the growing issue and how to accommodate it

30 March 2020, 09:07

No-one chooses to be disabled; of the 11+million registered disabled people in the UK, only 20% were born with their disability. So it could happen to you. In delivering home adaptations, there is a tendency to forget that, as a specific criterium under the Disabled Facilities Grant, people should b...
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Bathroom model to support “ageing in place”

06 March 2020, 09:39

Housing experts are highlighting that, with the number of over 85s in the UK expected to double in the next 25 years, there is a growing priority to create tailored environments where people can continue to live. The “ageing in place” concept includes factoring occupants’ changing needs into the bui...
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‘Top tips’ for a successful accessible toilet adaptation

22 January 2020, 10:54

Many potential usage issues arising from an adaptation can be eliminated at the outset, using a new “quick guide”. ‘Adapting to an Accessible Toilet: Quick Guide to Getting it Right’ has been produced and published by Closomat. It is intended to help all those involved in delivery of housing adaptat...
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How to open up accessibility and inclusion

07 January 2020, 10:59

Are you excluding potential customers on ability, religion or culture? Any venue where people spend any degree of time almost inevitably has what it thinks is an accessible toilet. But how accessible is it? Is it suitable for, compliant with religious, cultural considerations, as well as disabilitie...
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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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Expert accessibility

05 November 2019, 14:36

We’ve all encountered a situation where we’ve looked round and despaired at the configuration of something, and probably made a disparaging remark along the lines that it was designed by someone who had no pertinent experience. However, whereas much of daily life has been designed creating a gender...
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