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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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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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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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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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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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15
Jun

How long will a Level Access Shower installation take?

This is all dependent on the complexity of the installation. If it is a straight forward refit of an existing bathroom i.e. removal of bath, basin and toilet and replacement with new tiling, etc. it is likely to take 5/6 working days. However, if you wish to remove a bath and install a level access shower only this can take 3 days. On the other hand if it’s more complicated…

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02
May

Who completes my Level Access Shower installation?

All bathrooms require lots of care and attention to install and complete to the highest standard, regardless if it requires level access or not. This means that a number of suitable qualified tradesman are needed. To install a typical level access shower the following trades are needed: Plumber – install sanitary ware etc.Electrician – install shower,lights, extraction, pump (if needed) etc.Plasterer – make good walls and ceiling ready for tiling.Tiler…

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29
Apr

How easy is it to install an Access Ramp?

There are so many choices when it comes to access ramps. Most suppliers are now delivering ramps which are light weight,easy to install and movable around the home. The two most popular ramps are the‘briefcase’ portable ramps or permanent modular or brick/concrete built ramps. The ramp which best fits the requirements will depend on the user and the assistance available to the user. The main questions are: 1. What mobility device…

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