Case Study: NKS Contracts | Retrofitting social housing showers

Case Study: NKS Contracts | Retrofitting social housing showers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 framework and partnership agreements. They specialise in…...

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AKW products create a functional new home for Rozina

AKW products create a functional new home for Rozina

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 access made them unsuitable. Due to the amount of special...

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Case Study: Lypiatt Lodge

Case Study: Lypiatt Lodge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 in 31 rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. Reside...

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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 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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