Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Assist UK is the National network for advice on independent living equipment. Currently there are over 50 member Centres. Assist UK is the only organisation in the UK to connect clients, manufacturers, regulators and professionals.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The brochure can be downloaded here.
XY Tracking enables full coverage of a room where a number of hoisting points may need to be achieved. This type of system is often used in sensory rooms, soft floor play areas, swimming pools and hospital wards. It also allows for room layouts to be changed without the need to reposition tracking.
Track Interlock provides a link from a XY tracking system to a second XY or fixed track in an adjoining room.
A Frames allow straight lengths of tracking to be supported on floor-mounted frames where the ceiling construction is not suitable. It also provides hoisting for those who only need it on a short-term basis.Some of these tracking options may involve modifications to the doors headers where possible. This work would be identified at the time of our site survey.
BZP steel extruded channel, 50mm wide x 45mm deep, powder coated white
Track Fixing Detail
Supports required at 1000mm intervals (max)
Track Support Brackets (other supports available)
BZP steel extruded channel, 41mm wide x 21 mm deep, powder coated white
Tracking can be ceiling mounted, wall-mounted or self supporting on framework.
Monday, July 03, 2006
The Disabled Living Foundation produce an excellent factsheet which gives advice on providing access for wheelchair users.
Disabled Facilities Grants explained.
To find out if you are eligible for a grant contact the housing or environmental health department of your local council and ask them to send an application form. A directory of local councils can be found here.
After several customers asked us for information on portable pool lifts we decided that we had better try and source a new product. Eventually we found an American company that manufacturers a completely portable lift which makes it the ideal solution to the problem of access to swimming pools. Just roll the lift to the edge of the pool, lock the wheels, set the stabilisers and it's ready. The PAL can be operated either by the attendent or the user on their own. More details can be found on the Dolphin Mobility website.