Thousands of disabled people across the UK are forced to rely on charities for basic care, equipment and vital information because of gaps in social services, according to new research by Shelter and Capability Scotland. Their report, Fit for Purpose, to be published this summer, will expose the constant battle disabled people face as they try to adapt their homes or move into more suitable housing. A lack of practical advice, long waiting lists and shortfalls in funding are common because of a huge gap between government policy and practice on the ground, the authors claim.To read the rest of this article visit the Independent website
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|1:8||‘Good’||For use with assistance.||1:6||‘Good’|
|1:10||‘Better’||Unassisted or assisted as necessary.||1:7||‘Better’|
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Oxford Hoists, formally a division of Sunrise Medical, are now a trading division of Joerns Healthcare. This division specialises in patient handling and includes products such as ceiling track hoists, portable hoists and swimming pool lifts.
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Friday, March 06, 2009
THE COURTS Service has issued an apology after a jury was discharged in a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court partly because a wheelchair-using juror was unable to gain access to jury boxes in the Four Courts building.
The Oxford Voyager 800 has been designed to lift 360kg (800Ibs/57st) and is the perfect answer for bariatric or specialist institutional requirements. The Voyager 800 has all the features of the Voyager 420 and comes in a 4-way (powered vertically and horizontally) model only.
The Oxford Voyager 550 has all the features of the Voyager 420 but will lift 250kg (550lbs/40st). The Voyager 550 is suitable for manual handling where a patient exceeds 190kg (420lbs/30st).
The Oxford Voyager 420 ceiling hoist will satisfy the majority of manual handling requirements with a maximum user weight of 190kg (30st/420lbs). The Voyager 420 is available in a 2-way (powered vertically, freewheel horizontally) or 4-way model (powered horizontally and vertically ). The standard Oxford spreader bar supplied, allows use of the full Oxford sling range.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The 'New' Wessex Low Rise Lifting LR Range are the perfect solution to give easy access to homes, buildings and public premises where a change in level excludes the less able.
The Lifting Platform can be easily converted to a Step Lift by adding an innovative bridging device which allows access for wheelchair users up to 4 steps (1 metre). The Lifting Platform is not only a cost effective quality solution, it is also supremely flexible.
The lift is supplied with a 5 year anti-corrosion warranty and will be installed by Wessex trained engineers.
A comprehensive user manual, on site training and maintenance advice is provided.
Dolphin offer a selection of maintenance contracts to meet individual requirements. Ring 0800 9800 126 for more information and pricing.
A post with a push button on it, to allow wheelchair users to open the doors, was meant to be put up outside the building, in the Market Place, shortly after it opened in September last year.
But now, more than five months on, Quad is waiting for planning permission for the post, after taking months to draw up designs for it.
At present, disabled people have to wait outside until they are seen by staff and let in.
Read the full article on thisisderbyshire.co.uk
The Mermaid can be fitted in two positions relative to the bath. The most common is the side fit, where the mast is fitted at the side of the bath and the end fit is where the mast is fitted to the centre line of the bath at one end.
The seat has a locking system that allows safe transfer and when the chair is unlocked it will rotate 360 degrees.