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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Four year struggle is finally over

Four year struggle is finally over

With limited mobility Linda Maynard has struggled with her bathroom for several years being unable to get in and out of the bath. Having felt what should be a simple task was becoming dangerous, for the past four years Linda had resorted to using the sink to wash. After seeking advice from their Local Authority, …

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First in line for wet room adaptation

First in line for wet room adaptation

Roy and Martie Harris have lived at Royal Court for 7 years and are very happy here. They both suffer from slight dementia but as Roy mentioned “we have each other so we are very happy”. Having previously had a bath in the bathroom, the couple were very pleased to be the first couple in …

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Chelmsford Court

Chelmsford Court

As well as offering the safety-net of on-site support, one of the guiding principles of most sheltered accommodation schemes is to ensure that residents enjoy independent living to the greatest extent possible.  In older establishments, one of the biggest stumbling blocks – sometimes literally – is the design of the bathroom.  Frequently residents find their …

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Accessible living in a new care home

Accessible living in a new care home

The £8m state of the art Inch View care home in Edinburgh is part of the city’s Live Well in Later Life strategy to meet older people’s needs both in their own homes and in carefully designed care homes. Inch View is one of these care homes with 60 bedrooms which have been created to …

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Monson Retirement Home

Monson Retirement Home

Monson Retirement Home – a new care home based in Lincoln – has opened its doors to 35 residents, with an emphasis on providing personal and attentive care that still allows individuals to enjoy their independence. A key area that needed special attention was the bathroom, with AKW supplying a range of quality products to …

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David Christmas

David Christmas

As assistant scheme manager of Chelmsford Court, David has noticed a big difference to residents since the refurbishments. He explained that the refurbishment went really well and has helped the residents, most of them being in their 80s and 90s, with one being 100 years old! “All residents have been very happy and fully satisfied …

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