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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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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Rebecca’s Congenital Condition and her Growing Independence meant her Toileting Needs Required a Rethink

29 July 2021, 09:36

Assessment: The occupational therapist, together with the person they are working with, focus on individual and environmental abilities and problems related to activities in the person’s daily life. Assessment includes the use of standardised procedures, interviews, observations in a variety of sett...
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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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Adapting to level the obstacles to independence

08 April 2021, 12:25

Adaptability in all aspects means that Closomat’s Palma Vita can deliver hygienic dignity & independence even in confined and complex situations. Dan Burton, Director of Hampshire-based Danson Developments Ltd validates the claim, most recently with an adaptation in a small bathroom in Eastleigh...
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To wipe or to wash? Which gets you cleaner?

08 April 2021, 12:23

As far as former painter and decorator Eddy Jarvis is concerned, washing is the obvious choice. “It just makes sense,” he says. “It’s got to be the better way. I feel so much cleaner now.” Eddy got his Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, accessorised with a plinth and touch sensitive hand swi...
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Teamwork in bespoke ‘tech’ specification helps restore couple’s dignity & independence in the toilet

08 April 2021, 12:22

Husband and wife Janice and Terry Rees have both had their independence back as a result of teamwork between their local Social Services and Closomat. The outcome results from the installation at their Penllergaer home of a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, with additional touch sensitive h...
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“Life-changing” trip to the doctor

08 April 2021, 12:19

When Theresa Jago went to see her GP about problems she was having in daily life because of brittle bone disease and arthritis, she didn’t expect it to result in her having a new toilet courtesy of her local council. The new fixture- a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry WC- has, she says, changed...
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A new toilet at home helped facilitate hospital discharge

08 April 2021, 12:18

A “near death” experience has led to Janet Dyer getting a new lease of life and enhanced independence. It is not just her recovery from serious illness that has resulted in her revitalisation and discharge from hospital. Her toilet has played a part too! Janet- “81 going on 21”- was hospitalised wit...
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“Life changing” diagnosis inspires new vocation for championship footballer

08 April 2021, 12:15

When former Blackburn Rovers and Burnley midfielder Len Johnrose was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, it set him on a path to a new vocation. The 49 year-old had already retrained as a teacher. After being told he had the terminal illness, he has set up Project 92, to educate others about the c...
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Therapy technology

08 April 2021, 12:13

A purpose-built therapy centre for people with Multiple Sclerosis has adopted an innovative approach to helping improve patient wellbeing- it has fitted a state-of-the-art WC. Kent MS Therapy Centre chose to install its first Closomat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet in place of a conventional WC, to...
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