Independence restored!

02 April 2021, 19:47

People who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy or similar conditions which affect muscle strength have had Aerolet toilet lifts installed, funded by Council grants. Mrs Jean Brand, wife of one of the recipients Derek Brand, of Halesworth, comments, The Aerolet is an absolute boon, marvellous! It has give...
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Having a lift!

02 April 2021, 19:43

Daily life and personal hygiene have been given a lift for one County Down couple, through the innovative application of technology by Closomat. James Branigan, of Kilkeel, contracted MRSA after a heart operation, which has settled in his hip and made even light flexion/bending painful to the extent...
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The best bathroom in the world..?

02 April 2021, 12:47

The best bathroom in the world’ is not in some grand mansion, but is the smallest room in the house in a traditional suburban home in the heart of Flintshire… It belongs to retired watchmaker James Randall, who suffers from Inclusion-Body Myositis, a rare and incurable muscle wasting dis...
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Accessibility gives students a lift

02 April 2021, 12:35

Accessibility is being taken beyond basic requirements for disabled students in Scotland. Strathclyde University is investing in installing two additional Closomat ‘wash and dry’ toilets, manufactured and supplied by Closomat, over and above the existing four already located on its John...
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“Better than a throne!”

02 April 2021, 12:30

A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels s...
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