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29
Mar

How do I get a Level Access Shower?

There is two routes which can be considered when requiring a level access shower. You contact a suitable contractor such as, DW Services to provide a quotation and if necessary, a specification of works. Engage directly with the contractor and complete the adaptation privatelyIf you believe you qualify for a Disability Facilities Grant (DGF), you can contact your local authority which can assist with the ‘means test’ (a test to…

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Level Access Showers
22
Mar

Is the ageing population really ready?

Lots has been said in the news and on the television about our ageing population but are we really ready for it?? By 2050 a large percentage of the UK population is going to be considered to be a senior citizen. This has huge significance for the UK economy as well as a social and political impact.  This has many affects but the lasting ones are around the needs and…

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level access shower
18
Mar

DFG means testing process

DResearch published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2011 identified four stages within the means testing process: Assess how much the household needs to live on. This is referred to as ‘allowable income’ and is calculated using a set of standard allowances for living costs using basic amounts of income support/pension credit and a flat rate allowance for housing costs. Compare this with their actual income to see if…

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10
Mar

Plumbers Tool Kit

PA plumber will need an array of tools throughout their career. Each instruction will provide unique challenges which may require a particular tool. Below is a list each plumber should carry at all times. Tool box or bag                                                                 Copper tube bender                                                       Screwdrivers – cross and straight headsHammer – claw and clubChisels – wood and brickBasin spannerVarious adjustable spannersAdjustable wrenchesHacksaw – large and juniorWood sawCopper tube pipe cuttersVarious files and a…

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Level Access Showers
02
Mar

Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity

L“We have found thousands of disabled and older people are trapped in unsuitable homes, unable to move around freely.” In a paper published in 2015 called ‘The Long Wait for a Home’ by the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity the above statement was issued. The paper identified that there is a huge shortage in the amount of housing available for disabled and older people. The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) was found…

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