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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Incommunities Group – AKW SmartCare Plus Installation

Incommunities Group – AKW SmartCare Plus 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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