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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 […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
South Manchester extra care facility completes

South Manchester extra care facility completes

Village 135, an innovative £18 million extra care scheme providing accommodation for residents 55 and over, in Wythenshawe is now complete.  Designed in the style of a high-end residential development, Village 135 is split across two sides of Hollyhedge Road and is connected via a glass bridge. Linking the two buildings together allows residents to easily […]

April 5, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Regard measuring success by growing independence

Regard measuring success by growing independence

For Joseph Osoba and his team at a supported living service in Penge, South East London, while it tugs at the heart-strings to say ‘goodbye’ to the individuals they support when they move out and start living independently, it is also a time for celebration. “They all have learning disabilities and associated mental health issues, […]

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people was announced last week by Manchester City Council. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority “Extra Care” scheme in the UK. Manchester’s older LGBT population is […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Help elderly stay at home without home help…

Help elderly stay at home without home help…

A report has revealed that 1.4 million individuals reported having a medical condition or disability that resulted in them requiring specially adapted accommodation, of whom 22 per cent considered their current home unsuitable. And authorities believe this is actually an underestimate!*   By 2025 almost 1.5 million people aged 75 or over will be unable […]

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with obesity in daily life

Dealing with obesity in daily life

A new report* has highlighted that now, 60% of British adults are overweight or obese, and one in ten obese adults are morbidly obese.   To help overweight people deal with daily life, Clos-o-Mat has developed a range of bariatric solutions to help them at least go to the toilet with dignity and optimum hygiene. […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and mobility support solutions, has been extensively featured on a special programme titled ‘Caring Communities’, produced jointly by ITN Productions and Care England. Now in its third year running, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, exploring the complex […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

Residents celebrate as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ lands in Stroud

Residents living at Hanover Lodge have welcomed a new communal space after their landlord, Hanover Housing Association, unveiled a new lounge area where residents at the Stroud estate can relax and unwind.   The purpose-built common room provides a warm environment where residents can meet up with their neighbours for coffee mornings and enjoy social […]

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Life-changing’ assistive technology raises independence

‘Life-changing’ assistive technology raises independence

“The term ‘life-changing’ is probably over-used nowadays but in this case it is accurate”: so says Andrew Watkins, talking about his toilet lifter.   He elaborates, “My Aerolet Vertical Toilet Lift has changed my life as it has given me back my independence, privacy and dignity. I can now manage all my toileting needs on […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

Animal Magic as Hanover retains RSPCA award

For sixth year running, Hanover Housing Association has been awarded a Silver RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint for its contribution to improving animal welfare across its estates. Hanover remains the only national housing association to achieve the prestigious accolade.   The success is thanks to Hanover’s continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of its […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sheltered housing tenants and staff shower residents with flowers and gifts celebrating 50 years

Sheltered housing tenants and staff shower residents with flowers and gifts celebrating 50 years

A happily married couple have celebrated their golden anniversary after 50 loving years together after first meeting at their job driving Forklifts.   Mary and Jack Wilson, who live at Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development in Linlithgow, went out for a romantic meal for two on the big night, after receiving gifts and […]

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

With hospitals coming under increasing pressure to discharge patients as quickly as possible, and the numbers of emergency re-admissions on the increase, Hanover Housing has launched a re-ablement care flat to help ease the transition for older people being discharged from hospital early in the Bradford area and to help prevent the risk of isolation. […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Auriens makes major investment into private nursing agency Draycott Nursing & Care

Taking pride in amiably challenging the conventions around ageing, Auriens has further advanced towards providing a comprehensive premium offering for later lifers.  The announcement of this partnership between Draycott Nursing & Care and Auriens aligns both businesses in providing the ultimate in care to their clients.   With a 20-year track record in providing the […]

August 9, 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*! […]

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
IHL announces new partnership with Harbour Supported Living

IHL announces new partnership with Harbour Supported Living

Independent Housing UK Ltd (IHL), a registered charity based in the North West that provides housing support to vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems across the UK, today announced a new partnership with Harbour Supported Living.   The new strategic arrangement will see IHL take over all housing management duties for 14 […]

July 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shared solution to independence

Shared solution to independence

Dignity and personal hygiene for all is being effectively achieved in one Lanarkshire household, through the use of assistive technology.   Pensioner Rose Thom suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, “ from head to feet”, to the extent that she can no longer grip with her hands. That meant, among other daily activity, she couldn’t grip toilet […]

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Freemasons give £65,000 to fund spinal cord injury research

Freemasons give £65,000 to fund spinal cord injury research

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded £65,000 to the INSPIRE Foundation to fund a research project which aims to improve the quality of life and independence of people with spinal cord injuries.  The research project will be led by young research scientist Sean Doherty who broke his neck in a mountain bike accident in 2008 […]

July 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
New greenhouse is blooming marvellous addition for Stirling customers

New greenhouse is blooming marvellous addition for Stirling customers

A Stirling housing development that saw its beloved greenhouse destroyed beyond repair by gale force winds last year has now installed a brand new model, thanks to generous donations of over £2000. Blackwood’s Broom Court development, which provides integrated accommodation for people with physical disabilities, held a special ribbon-cutting celebration followed by an afternoon tea […]

July 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
A perfect solution for those who want to live independently

A perfect solution for those who want to live independently

The
NEW amplicomms PowerTel 97 SOS Phone – Amplified Talking Phone with Pendant   With a wireless pendant that will transmit to the phone in an emergency, the amplicomms PowerTel 97 phone is a perfect solution for those who live independently, but want to feel able and safe in their own home. It also provides peace […]

July 4, 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 […]

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