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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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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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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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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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28
Feb

How to Install a Level Access Wetroom

DW Services is pleased to provide a link below to a very comprehensive blog from one of our suppliers, Impey The Wetroom Specialists, on how to install a level access wetroom. When fitting an inclusive showering area, installers are keen to recognise the relevant design elements and understand how they will benefit the user. Specialist manufacturer and founder of the modern-day wetroom Impey takes a closer look at the choices…

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27
Feb

Is a Level Access Shower right for me?

Immediately, most people assume a level access shower is for disabled people and senior citizens and generally speaking they would be correct. However, with the market requirement to provide something more than a bathroom that resembles a shower facility at a hospital,manufacturers have designed and delivered products which now can be said to be aesthetically pleasing on the eye. If you are indeed disabled or a senior citizen struggling with…

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23
Feb

10 Reasons to love Adaptec Mobility

DW Services has been in business since 1982. In this time we have built a reputation based on the following 10 reasons: ReliableProfessionalGreat WorkmanshipPoliteFriendlyTidyKnowledgeableExpertiseMarket leadersPositive thinking :-) Level Access Showers Uxbridge, Level Access Showers Hounslow, Level Access Showers Kingston, Level Access Showers Twickenham, Level Access Showers Weybridge, Level Access Showers Chichester, Level Access Showers Leatherhead, Level Access Showers Aldershot, Level Access Showers Farnborough, Level Access Showers Bracknell

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24
Jun

Do I need assistance when using a Level Access Shower?

This is all very dependent on your individual needs and requirements. Most users of level access showers still have a margin of independence which allows them to use the showering facilities on their own. The level access is to ensure that the users can easy and safely undertake bathroom activities. There is an element of forward-thinking especially when DW Services installs level access showers, for local authorities, to incorporate what…

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16
Jun

Where can my Level Access Shower be installed?

A level access shower can be installed literally anywhere within the home as long as it is practically viable with regards to drainage and ultimately the needs of the user. DW Services have installed level access showers in traditional bathrooms to under stairs cupboards and everything in-between. The job of considering the location of the shower generally falls to the occupational therapist if a local authority instruction or indeed the…

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