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Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels safe enough to leave her wheelchair […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Lancashire man spends his last month bed-bound because of council delays

Lancashire man spends his last month bed-bound because of council delays

A disabled man had to spend his last month in bed because Lancashire County Council failed to provide him with the special chair he needed, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman’s investigation revealed that despite two occupational therapists identifying the man’s need for a special chair, it had still not […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

Latest statistics are showing 20 diabetes sufferers per day are now having a limb amputated as a consequence of their illness- and the figure is rising with the growing prevalence of the disease(*).   Almost four million people in Britain have diabetes- a figure predicted to increase by 25% in the next twenty years(*). Amputation […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Wellbeing from the bottom up….!

Wellbeing from the bottom up….!

More people in Britain suffer from faecal incontinence than suffer from asthma or diabetes!*   Any bowel issue is rarely discussed, but it has huge consequences in terms of health, hygiene and wellbeing. New developments in assistive technology are enabling sufferers to deal with at least some of the consequences in a dignified, sanitary way. […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Lift hygiene and independence to new levels

Lift hygiene and independence to new levels

New levels of independence and cleanliness can be achieved with assistive technology developments in the bathroom.   Clos-o-Mat’s new-look Lima Lifter is unique, being the only wash & dry toilet that is also fully, automatically, height adjustable, every use.   So, whatever the user’s limitations in flexibility, consistent or fluctuating, or how many other people […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat bring style to care-free intimate hygiene

Clos-o-Mat bring style to care-free intimate hygiene

The new and improved Vita range of wash & dry toilets give people a stylish solution to retaining independence and dignity in the bathroom.   Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leader in helpful toileting at home and away, has applied to the new look Vita range its 56 years of experience of working with people to optimise […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

“Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.”   That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently.   The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
A toilet helps pensioner keep healthy!

A toilet helps pensioner keep healthy!

A Glasgow pensioner who uses a wheelchair is keeping as healthy and independent as possible, in part due to her toilet.   Margaret Shearer, 65, suffers from a rare neurological condition Transverse Myelitis (similar to MS ) that struck her literally overnight with no warning 15 years ago. The initial idiopathic attack caused her immune […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
How wheelchair friendly is your town?

How wheelchair friendly is your town?

How wheelchair friendly is your town? This is the question mobility company Fenetic Wellbeing asked five bloggers in a recent campaign to review the wheelchair accessibility of their home town, looking at factors such as parking spaces, counter height, signage and door accessibility.   Here is what the bloggers found when they took part in […]

3rd November 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Adapting the bathroom to be more accessible could alleviate need for home care provision for over 1/4million people in England alone.   According to a new Age UK report- Later Life in the UK- over 370,000 people aged 65+ in England receive community-based care & support.; 68% of people receiving care & support services said […]

4th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Helping turn disability into a positive

Helping turn disability into a positive

One of Britain’s leading disabled actors is turning to assistive technology to help him retain his independence.   Mark Beer, 49, originally from Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire but now of Camden Town, London, has 2nd degree Cerebral Palsy. He has refused to let his health issues impact on his chosen career. As a result, he was […]

21st September 2016 | By | Reply More
Disability Facilities Grants report highlights need to link health social care and housing

Disability Facilities Grants report highlights need to link health social care and housing

Report highlights role for Disabled Facilities Grants in linking up housing, health and social care The often confusing myriad of home support services that help vulnerable people live more independently via a key government grant should be combined to create a one-stop shop, according to a new report. Some 40,000 people a year receive Disabled […]

12th August 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Improve safety for care workers and clients

Improve safety for care workers and clients

At least one carer or care worker is injured every day through handling1 yet the risk to all involved could be significantly reduced through installation of appropriate assistive technology.   Under good practice guidelines, provision for the installation of a hoist system should be made2, and, in residential care & nursing homes, 5% of bedrooms […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Adapt to deliver ‘cheap’ independence

Adapt to deliver ‘cheap’ independence

With continuing discussion over care budgets, use of assistive technology could provide a cost-effective long term solution for many…   Going to the toilet is one of the most frequent needs for home help. Bathroom alterations are already the most common home adaptation. Independence in the toilet can be delivered, for as little as 75p/day*! […]

2nd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Argos for Business brings safety and comfort to care homes

Argos for Business brings safety and comfort to care homes

Around 23 per cent of the UK population is currently aged over 60 and during the next 20 years this proportion will rise to 29 per cent[1]. With this in mind, care homes need to ensure they are adequately designed and equipped to cope with current and future arrivals of residents to ensure they have sufficient […]

28th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

“Would you want your wife or husband (or child) to be wiping your bottom every time you needed to go to the loo?”   This kind of anecdotal evidence improves that one area that impacts on a person’s dignity, feeling of independence and wellbeing, be it cared for or carer, is going to the toilet […]

27th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Dignity and independence has been retained by 30,000 people through use of the latest incarnation of assistive technology.   The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet saw its 30,000th model roll of the British manufacturing line this week.     The landmark affirms the Palma Vita’s position as the brand leader, and Clos-o-Mat as […]

2nd June 2016 | By | Reply More
Epilepsy charity chooses Pressalit Care Bathrooms for new residential wing

Epilepsy charity chooses Pressalit Care Bathrooms for new residential wing

Bathrooms in the new-build residential accommodation at Bradbury House, run by The Meath Epilepsy Charity, features specialist equipment from Pressalit Care.   Bradbury House in Godalming, Surrey, offers a higher level of tailored support for residents, most of whom have challenging disabilities in addition to their epilepsy. Bathrooms that allow for wheelchair access and full […]

16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Manchester hosts resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

Manchester hosts resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

A new resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care has opened its doors.   Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading supplier of disabled toilet solutions, is behind the new showroom in Manchester. It brings together in one location all the equipment needed to deliver optimum independence for people who need the help […]

26th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t be Out on a Limb with Personal Care….

Don’t be Out on a Limb with Personal Care….

As the UK sees the number of people undergoing an amputation reach record levels, a trail-blazing amputee is showing how to overcome the loss and live normally with assistive technology- even going to the loo.   Ray Edwards MBE is now Britain’s longest surviving quad amputee- ie arms and legs amputated- when he lost the […]

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