Wet Room Popularity Set to Soar

Wet Room Popularity Set to Soar

The wet room market has been increasing massively over the last few years and this is only set to skyrocket. AMA Research have concluded that by the year 2020 the wet room/walk in shower market will be 34% bigger than it is today in 2015. They're forecasting a 6-7% growth year on year. It's estimated …

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World Water Day

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day – A day set up by the UN (United Nations) as “an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.” With that in mind, it’s important to remember that every time we use the …

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AKW’s Intrepid Explorer Trekking for Heroes

AKW’s Intrepid Explorer Trekking for Heroes

Ever thought of trekking over a marathon distance? How about two? On consecutive days. And then, to spice things up even more, add in a few mountains, ice fields, hot springs and rivers. Now that’s what we call a challenge – an Iceland Challenge. AKW’s Customer Services Director, Paul Tingey, has been training for this …

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The OT Show 2015 – Thank You Super OTs!

The OT Show 2015 – Thank You Super OTs!

What a few days we had last week at the NEC in Birmingham for The OT Show 2015! We met hundreds (and hundreds) of truly SuperOTs who either wanted to come to our stand to see our products or who came to one of our Dementia-friendly bathroom presentations in the Innovation Theatre. During the show, …

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Quality Plumber Week 2015

Quality Plumber Week 2015

This week it is Quality Plumber Week and the APHC are running ‘7 prizes in 7 days’ to promote the industry’s very best plumbing and heating contractors and warn against rogue traders. Everyday, from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October, a competition will be running via twitter. Using the #QPW15 hashtag plumbers need to post …

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Making a Stand Against Sitting

Making a Stand Against Sitting

AKW supplies ActivMotion Rise & Fall units that aim to facilitate the ideal posture for the user. Inspired by occupational therapists, the units are intelligently designed to help meet the needs of those that need them, such as an individual who wants more independence in the kitchen. However this concept can be implemented anywhere, in …

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News:  £300m Dementia Research Investment

News: £300m Dementia Research Investment

Prime Minister David Cameron announced there will be a £300m investment into researching dementia. Describing the illness as “one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime”, Mr Cameron explained the plan to create an international dementia institute over the next 5 years, which he believes will make the UK a world leader in dementia research. …

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Introducing Jon-Allan Butterworth – The Jump

Introducing Jon-Allan Butterworth – The Jump

We’re sure most of you who watch Channel 4’s The Jump will be aware who Jon-Allan Butterworth is as a Paralympic medal winning cyclist, but what you may not know about him is his inspirational story from the RAF to the Paralympics.Jon-Allan joined the RAF in 2002 after he left school and served in Afghanistan …

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The Cost Of Care

The Cost Of Care

More and more examples are being presented, which underline the poor state of the care funding system in the UK, which is not doing enough to help those in need. The cost of care in a care home is on average £28,600 and the typical length of stay is 2-4 years. This means that up …

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