Dementia Action Week – AKW Charity Day

Dementia Action Week – AKW Charity Day

We had a fantastic week last week celebrating Dementia Action Week. We were lucky enough to have Dementia UK representative Donna head to AKW headquarters on the 25th May to enlighten us on how we can get even more involved. We are so grateful for the work that they do across the UK, so we …

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Dementia Friendly Products

Dementia Friendly Products

We have focused on sharing our knowledge when creating dementia friendly bathrooms and there are two main reasons for this. The first is that as our population ages, dementia appears to becoming more prevalent and secondly, bathrooms are one of the most challenging and dangerous places for a person with dementia. Here are the top …

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Dementia Action Week!

Dementia Action Week!

It’s that time of year when AKW welcome Dementia Action Week. A week dedicated to encouraging people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia and work to create a dementia-friendly environment whereby those with dementia don’t feel excluded. It’s very likely that within your lifetime you will experience meeting someone …

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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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