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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Paediatric Bathroom Design in a Family Space

17 January 2022, 12:40

An overview of the topic of Paediatrics:  Common Health Conditions and the Impact on Bathroom Activity, based on our recent webinar on the topic. Download Additional Clinical Document on Supporting Young People with Bathroom Tasks Consideration of the home environment is essential when supporting ch...
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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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Award-winning destination demonstrates how to stay ahead of the competition

08 April 2021, 12:16

An award-winning holiday venue, that prides itself on being the leader that others follow, has raised the bar with its latest refurbishment. Hoe Grange Holidays in the scenic Peak District is a Rural Tourism Champion of Champions, and prides itself on offering holiday cabins for everyone.- able, dis...
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Holiday venue fulfills the dream

08 April 2021, 11:59

The experience of holidaying with a disabled member of the family was the inspiration of a dream to provide the ultimate in accessible vacationing. The dream has now turned into reality, enabling people with a disability to enjoy a ‘home from home’ break. The Moat House Annan, a 19th century histori...
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Accessibility is riding high

08 April 2021, 11:25

Improvements at a venue already deemed a Centre for Excellence are enabling anyone with disabilities, no matter how complex, to enjoy the benefits of a horsey holiday. Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Llanfynydd, Flintshire, is one of the UK’s leading disabled riding locations, offering equine experie...
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Five star holiday access

08 April 2021, 11:15

Natural beauty is being given a new, accessible dimension in the Wye Valley. Thatch Close Cottages, a cluster of converted barns dating back to the 17th century in the scenic Wye Valley, has achieved Visit England ratings of 4* and 5*, and National Accessibility Gradings of V2, H2, M1 and M3. As a r...
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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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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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