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Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. Closomat, Britain’s market leader in supported intimate care (www.clos-o-mat.com), has taken that to heart. Its new look Lima Vita wall-hung toilet enables people to take advantage of the aesthetics and household cleaning benefits of a wall-hung WC, and simultaneously […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
How one MND sufferer copes with the impact of becoming disabled…

How one MND sufferer copes with the impact of becoming disabled…

Jamie Thompson was busy living ‘normal life’ as a property developer with a young family when his life changed forever. His sudden lack of fine motor skills whilst working on site was not due to the cold weather; it was the onset of Motor Neurone Disease. Now, numerous adaptations to the family home have made […]

2nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

If you ask Karl van Gool which fixture in his home he values more than any other, he’d say it was his toilet.   “The independence it has given me! I can go to the loo without my wife having to help me. It’s the most wonderful thing we have had put into our home,” […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Day centre takes its provision to new heights

Day centre takes its provision to new heights

Caerphilly Council is adopting an innovative approach to support individuals to get the best out of day centre provision: it is increasing opportunities to maintain or further develop their independence, even in the toilet. As part of a major refurbishment of its Brondeg Day Centre, set in a Victorian house in Blackwood, the Council has […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Junior toileting support by Closomat

Junior toileting support by Closomat

Using the toilet is a bigger issue for children than people realise, whether a child is ‘disabled’ or not. One child in 20 is now disabled- a figure that has increased over 60% in five years. Continence issues affect 1 in 12 young people. That means over 1.5million children potentially need support. Changing a few […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

A pensioner who has no strength in her arms is managing to retain her dignity and independence with minimal care support into her eighth decade, in part thanks to her toilet!   Sandra (76) contracted polio when she was just 20. After several years of stability, she developed Post Polio Syndrome, with increasing muscle weakness; […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Wage bills can be reduced permanently, yet better, consistent quality of client independence, dignity and wellbeing attained by a ‘one-off’ investment in assistive technology.   Installing a wash and dry toilet in place of a conventional WC means clients do not need help to wipe clean. Staff are released for other duties. Clients are cleaned […]

7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Enhancing safety around the loo

Enhancing safety around the loo

Using the bathroom, particularly going to the toilet, is one of the most dangerous places in the home. Making it safer by use of effective transfer assistive technology could reduce the risk, and also help older people stay in their own home instead of being admitted to long-term care.   Installing a toilet lift to […]

19th December 2016 | By | Reply More
An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engineering expertise.   William (Buff) McBeath, 70, was told he would never walk again after his injury in the line of duty in the 1970s. […]

7th December 2016 | 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 […]

6th December 2016 | 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
‘One off’ homecare capital reduce ongoing running costs and NHS pressures

‘One off’ homecare capital reduce ongoing running costs and NHS pressures

Heading to the bathroom can help make best use of Government social care budgets.   A joint report between the College of Occupational Therapists and Leonard Cheshire Disability noted that 96% of OTs agreed that home adaptations reduce the need for social care. Adaptations are also proven to reduce the need for NHS intervention.   […]

31st August 2016 | By | Reply More
Care compliance and best value in the toilet

Care compliance and best value in the toilet

Following the Government announcement of an almost doubling of funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant for 2016/17, and increases to the Better Care Fund, there is new evidence that a bathroom adaptation can strategically deliver best value.   Bathrooms are the most common home adaptation. At least 3/4million households require some form of toilet adaptation, […]

4th 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
Good things come in Small Packages

Good things come in Small Packages

For a Buckinghamshire pensioner, small is beautiful, especially when it applies to her loo!   The installation of her Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet has, she says, been a Red Letter Day that has changed her life for the better.   To put it in context, Claire Evans worked until she was in […]

18th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Changing toilet options away from home

Changing toilet options away from home

Enjoying time away from home is being made easier with the launch of a new solution for accessible toilets- Space to Change.   Space To Change toilets plug the gap between conventional (Building Regulations Approved Document M 2013) wheelchair-accessible toilets, and the ‘desirable’, additional, larger and better equipped Changing Places toilet facilities.   The concept […]

11th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Even better assistive technology support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation

Even better assistive technology support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation

Even better support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation.   The company- Britain’s market leader in assistive technology in toilets, home and away- has moved from the offices it has occupied since its foundation 55 years ago into larger premises in Sale, Manchester.   The move has been prompted by the company’s continuing growth […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so people can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right.   ‘Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet/Wetroom’ has been produced and published by Clos-o-Mat. The white paper gives advice to ensure that all aspects affecting the […]

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Changing Perceptions- Pressalit Care Plus range selected by Blackwood Homes & Care

Changing Perceptions- Pressalit Care Plus range selected by Blackwood Homes & Care

Delivering the highest standards of accessibility through advanced design and technology led Blackwood Homes and Care to the Pressalit Care bathroom PLUS range for its new Concept House.   The Concept House is how Blackwood Homes and Care sees the future of housing and care, having been providing high quality care and support across Scotland […]

16th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Lifting quality of complex needs care

Lifting quality of complex needs care

Short break and respite care for people with complex needs is being lifted to new heights.   Catalyst Choices, a social enterprise company created by staff formerly at Warrington Borough Council, has, in partnership with the Council, extended and refurbished its Woodleigh residential care home to provide bespoke short breaks and residential care for people […]

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