Accessible lighting changes lives in St Helens, Merseyside

Accessible lighting changes lives in St Helens, Merseyside

The St Helens Council’s Private Sector Housing department works hard with tenants and landlords to improve housing conditions in homes across the borough of St Helens, Merseyside. On hearing of the challenges faced by a disabled resident with additional visual impairment challenges, the department worked with AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility …

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Innovative lighting approach from AKW and local care provider transforms accessible bathrooms

Innovative lighting approach from AKW and local care provider transforms accessible bathrooms

The Manchester Local Care Organisation is used to looking at community-based care differently and this approach has led to its Equipment and Adaptations Service taking an innovative approach to lighting two accessible bathroom refurbishments. Working with AKW, one of the UK’s leading providers of accessibility solutions, the end results are spaces that not only look …

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Case Study: NKS Contracts | Retrofitting social housing showers

Case Study: NKS Contracts | Retrofitting social housing showers

The Company NKS Contracts Limited was established in 1992 and now directly employs over 100 local staff and has an annual turnover in excess of £8 million. Following continued and sustained growth, the company now operates from two regional offices. The majority of their work is undertaken with housing associations and local councils under long-term …

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AKW products create a functional new home for Rozina

AKW products create a functional new home for Rozina

After being in the Dean Neurological Unit for two and a half years, Rozina’s care team were having difficulty finding her a suitable home in the community. Rozina was keen to move into accommodation that would allow her to live independently and autonomously. Although various houses and flats had previously became available, issues regarding wheelchair …

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Case Study: Lypiatt Lodge

Case Study: Lypiatt Lodge

The Company Situated in a grade II listed period house in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Lypiatt Lodge is a nursing home that welcomes residents with both longterm and respite needs. The home is situated in a residential area near to Cheltenham town centre, in close proximity to local shops, amenities and bus services. The home accommodates residents …

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New Kitchen Creates Independence for Wheelchair User

New Kitchen Creates Independence for Wheelchair User

Mr. Paul Scarrott who is quite short and his wife Jackie, who has Spina Bifida and is wheelchair bound had difficulties with their kitchen units being too high and out of reach. 2 years ago their OT put in a recommendation to the council and they had various units in their kitchen replaced to allow them easier …

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New Wet Rooms at Royal Court Care Homes

New Wet Rooms at Royal Court Care Homes

Deputy Manager Rosemary joined a new management team at Bromford Housing’s Royal Court care home in 2011. With 43 flats over 6 floors and residents reaching up to 98 years the care home provides 24 hour care with meals and laundry service being provided. Being built in 1987 the home was beginning to look a …

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Continued Independence for Ms. Wiliams

Continued Independence for Ms. Wiliams

At 89 years old, Ms Williams is still very active and mobile and looks after herself in spite of problems with her eyes, spine and leg and can continue her independence with the aid of her new low level shower tray. “I cannot read and write due to my blindness but other than that I can …

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Sliding Screens Create Room for Ms. Oliver

Sliding Screens Create Room for Ms. Oliver

In her 70’s, Ms. Oliver has been living in her  house for 43 years now and had her bathroom installed a year ago. Ms. Oliver suffers from lymphodoema making legs very swollen and also with arthritis in the spine. She is able to move around in the house but uses a wheelchair for outside. “I wish we had a …

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