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    Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations from Closomat

    Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations from Closomat

    How easily can your clients manage going to the toilet on their own?   Being able to do that simple thing is crucial if the client is developing limitations. It is one of the 10 qualifying activities for social care. The bathroom is the top room for adaptation. Latest research also shows minor home intervention […]

    17th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Toilet Training

    Toilet Training

    Specifiers of accessible equipment are being offered a new opportunity to enhance their knowledge base, to keep up with technological developments.   Closomat, manufacturer of Britain’s biggest-selling brand of wash & dry toilets and assistive bathroom fixtures, is launching a series of CPD sessions.   The new programme can be delivered either at the recipients’ […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire Care Equipment Publish Free eBook on Specialist Seating

    Yorkshire Care Equipment Publish Free eBook on Specialist Seating

    Harrogate-based Yorkshire Care Equipment are publishing their own 88-page eBook full of hints and tips to help healthcare professionals when carrying out seating assessments. What’s more, they have published a preview and are giving it away for free on their website. Yorkshire Care Equipment’s team have written the book themselves, using their decades of experience […]

    23rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Take a shower in safety and with style

    Take a shower in safety and with style

    Using the shower is the second most common problem for people who need their home adapting to re-enable them to live daily life without help(1). Now, they can do so easily, and stylishly, with Closomat’s Vertical Shower Lift.   The sleek unit delivers a contemporary-styled yet comfortable shower seat which can be raised, lowered as […]

    31st January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Having the choice on dealing with good days and bad-How would you cope?

    Having the choice on dealing with good days and bad-How would you cope?

    How would you cope with going from a comfortable standard of living, with a husband, a young child and pregnant to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a single mum of two, and “at the mercy of the state”?   That’s the situation Jay Denton (48) from Colchester found herself in less than a decade ago, […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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