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 access.“Our old kitchen was very high up. It was dreadful because we could not reach anything. OT helped us a lot and worked with t...

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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 little tired and needed a revamp. A program was put in place to carry out refurbishments and began with all communal areas being re-carp...

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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 do everything on my own. I hope I can stay in my home for as long as possible as I do not wish to move to a care home.”“I miss being able to knit and do ...

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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 shower area done years ago! It was difficult for me to get in the bath and I am so pleased to have the wet floor bathroom now.”“We have...

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Bath Out Shower In for Mr Porter

Bath Out Shower In for Mr Porter

Mr. Porter is 80-years old with considerable mobility difficulties and had been battling getting into the shower over the bath for two years before his Health Authority approved his grant.“I used to have a bath but I could no longer get in and out. After having a fall my bathroom was adapted with a wet floor and new shower. Having the shower seat is great and gives me independence to hold the shower and wash myself freely.”“Grab rails ...

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Much safer for Mr and Mrs Smith

Much safer for Mr and Mrs Smith

In their 80’s Mr and Mrs Smith are the only married couple living at Chelmsford Court and have been residents for 2 years. Bill has rheumatoid arthritis and is partially blind and were the first residents to have their bathroom refurbished. Bill particularly struggled with the bath and could not get out of it; the new wet room has created a lot more room for them. The couple chose to include a screen in their refurbishment.Mrs Smith commen...

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Housing 21’s “Bath Out Shower In” Project

Housing 21’s “Bath Out Shower In” Project

Lesia is the Estate Manager at Housing 21’s Kenneth Launder Court in Liskeard, Cornwall.  She is delighted that her residents now have total independence following complete bathroom adaptations by AKW.“Kenneth Launder Court is a village with a roof on top – it has a family feel to it.  My residents come here to feel safe and have the peace of mind that someone is only round the corner if they need help.  Their ages range from 63 to 93.” ...

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Wet Room Creates Showering Joy for Jordan

Wet Room Creates Showering Joy for Jordan

Colchester’s Jordan Cardy has had to contend with a disability that has left him unable to move without difficulty. Aged 15years, Jordan, who also has Asperger’s syndrome, suffers from severe curvature of the spine and on August 9 underwent an operation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex, to alleviate the pain. This involved inserting two nine-inch metal rods into his back, which support his spine and help straig...

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Incommunities Group – iCare Installation

Incommunities Group – iCare Installation

Incommunities is one of the largest social housing providers in the UK. Incommunities provide affordable, high quality homes, principally for rent in neighbourhoods across the Bradford District. In total, they have nearly 21,300 homes for rent and almost 1,000 leasehold properties. Through their brand ‘Able Living’ Incommunities provides a bespoke design and install aids and adaptations service to help private customers gain independence in th...

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‘Grand’ improvement for Bill Braddock

‘Grand’ improvement for Bill Braddock

Bill is 89 years old, of considerable good health, and has enjoyed living at Royal Court Care Home for 2 years. Bill previously had a bath in his one bedroom flat and consequently needed a carer to help him. Having a new wet room has made a big difference to his independence and he has also felt it easier to get in and move around now.“It’s grand! I had to have a carer to help me before in the bathroom when I had a bath but not now as I ca...

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