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...
Helping a client manage the expectation of lifestyle changes is being simplified, at least in the bathroom, with a new service from Closomat.
Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilet solutions offers a complete management service. It means that the complete process is efficiently managed by a team expert in, and dedicated to, ensuring smooth, compliant new build and refurbishment projects. The service covers all elements, from choosing the configuration of a Closomat Asana shower toilet (and other accessible fixtures within a bathroom) through to installation, and future servicing/maintenance.