Practitioners involved in the housing adaptations process are being empowered to ease at least one pain point with co-professional analysis documents.
Available for free download, Occupational Analysis: Activity Analysis of Toileting and Single Handed Care: Toilet Guidance have both been written by occupational therapists commissioned by Closomat. Both facilitate the assessment process, to enable appropriate selection of toilet assistive technology as part of a home adaptation.
The use of assistive technology in housing is receiving additional relevance with the publication of new research and strategies.
According to Housing LIN, housing developers and providers can deliver enhanced benefits for residents by constructing more housing with care type properties(*). Toilet assistive technology manufacturer Closomat is urging that helpful fixtures are utilised to simultaneously deliver that independent living with care and reduce demand on healthcare services.
A Parliamentary inquiry into decent and accessible homes(*) is highlighting the importance of utilising a universal design approach to make adaptation products appealing to all age groups.
Closomat, Britain’s leading manufacturer of toilet assistive technology, is already positioned to equip housing designers, developers and officers, to meet that challenge (at least in the bathroom).
As the Government is urged to make accessible, adaptable housing mandatory within Local Plans, public and private sector housing developers are being offered a simple way to achieve it.
Leading social provider Habinteg is lobbying the Government to ensure more new homes meet the Building Regulations Approved Document M4(2) baseline. It points out that currently only 7% of homes in England meet the basic ‘visitable’ criteria, yet there are almost 14million disabled people in the UK.
Landlords with long-term disabled tenants can take advantage of an innovative package that can contribute- or cover- the cost of adaptative work, and spare the administrative headache of any future servicing or maintenance.
Palma Life from Closomat wraps up in one offering the purchase and commissioning of a Palma Vita wash & dry (smart) toilet plus ongoing annual service & maintenance for up to a decade.
A new poll(*) maintains that 75% of people believe all new homes should be built to be accessible to all ages and abilities.
A new survey(*) is highlighting the growing need for accessible rented accommodation, and particularly homes with accessible bathrooms...