6 main challenges #2: Poor health and disability

6 main challenges #2: Poor health and disability

Did you know that a high proportion of social housing tenants are disabled or in poor health? That information is unfortunately correct, disabled people are at least twice as likely as non-disabled people to make up numbers of social housing tenants. About 48.5% of all rented households in the social sector have at least one …

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Top 10 Products to Adapt Your Bathroom

Top 10 Products to Adapt Your Bathroom

An inclusively-designed bathroom or wet room, with appropriately specified equipment, has a host of benefits; from promoting independence and improving dexterity to assisting in the prevention of falls. Here at AKW we have come up with a go-to list of the top 10 products to adapt your bathroom 1. Level Access Showering Enclosure Walk in …

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Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018

Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories in the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018. The two categories are the Manufacturer of The Year, and the Best Use of Technology – both of which we are extremely pleased to have been recognised for. The awards will provide …

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Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

News has recently been released that Apple have submitted a proposal to Unicode, which includes the addition of diability emojis for users. These emojis include people in wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and service dogs, as well as many others. If this is approved (which we hope they are), they will be available to be used on …

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What to look for when choosing a care home

What to look for when choosing a care home

Choosing the right care home for yourself, a family member or a client can be a quite daunting prospect, at the end of the day it’s always a difficult decision to make. However, here at AKW, we like to make sure that things are made as accessible as possible, for everyone – even information! So, …

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Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

What do you get if you combine a vacant school caretaker’s bungalow, a housing association, generous local companies and some incredibly determined individuals intent on making a difference?  You get Worcestershire’s version of ‘DIY SOS’ but without the BBC or the lovely Nick Knowles! In 2017 Fortis Living, the driving force behind this project, and …

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Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

It’s always important to look at your bottom line, where you can make a strong margin without compromising on quality. At AKW we have made absolutely no compromise of quality in our wet room products, but at the same time we have been able to offer truly competitive pricing, speedy delivery, excellent lifetime guarantees and …

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Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Here at AKW we understand that not all disabilities are visible from the outside. A disability is classed as a physical or mental condition that can affect a persons movement, senses, or activities. Due to the challenge that some disabilities can present in getting to work, or even in what are simple day to day …

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How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

We’re always doing our research into independence and accessibility. We like to take this research and implement it into our products so that they are easy to use, by as many differently abled people as possible. This is why we like to recognise when other companies in today’s world make their products more accessible as …

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