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Accessible Home

Making sure your home is accessible is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a wheelchair user.  

An accessible home allows for independence and is better for your overall mental and physical health. You may be wondering, “How do I adapt my bathroom to be wheelchair accessible?” Or, “How should I arrange my kitchen for cooking in a wheelchair?”

These accessible home articles will give you more information on topics like:

  • Home improvement grants that can help with home modifications
  • Bathing aids for the bathroom and shower
  • Harnesses, lifts, and other equipment that can help with mobility in the home
  • How to make temporary adaptations when in someone else’s home, or on holiday

You’ll find helpful tips, such as:

  • When choosing your disabled shower option, you should also think about your physical abilities long-term.
  • Platform lifts are utilised where the built environment cannot accommodate a ramp of 1:20 due to space constraints or the user does not have the strength to independently use a ramp.
  • Ask advice from an expert, such as an Occupational Therapist, when designing your home.
  • There are plenty of solutions for the bathroom that don’t require remodeling, such as bath seats, grab bars, and adjustable shower heads.

¡Happy reading!

travel mobility scooter

Can you travel with a mobility scooter?

Thinking about travelling with a travel mobility scooter can sound like a daunting task, but with the right scooter, travelling can be a breeze. Most mobility scooters can be accommodated, but the easiest way to travel is with a portable mobility scooter.  The Invacare Colibri is a  micro-portable scooter that allows for quick and easy […]

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Platform Lifts

A Guide to Platform Lifts

A platform lift is a mechanical structure which provides users with access to 2 or more floors. They can be used in residential and commercial buildings and are used to make spaces accessible to wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility. Most platform lifts have an ‘L’ shaped platform, which moves vertically through an enclosed […]

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stand aid

Need a stand aid, what are the options?

What actually is a stand aid? Stand aids come in different forms, namely mechanised and non-mechanised. Non-mechanised stand aids require a person to be able to pull themselves up into a standing position. The stand aid provides no mechanical assistance with the transfer but offers leverage and negates the need to physically turn (whether 90 […]

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