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The historic town of Warwick, benefits from a thriving tourist sector, due to the world famous castle on the banks of the river Avon. The County Council was keen to ensure that every visitor to Warwick could access changing facilities with safety and dignity so converted an existing room in Warwick town hall to a changing places room.
Multicare were asked to provide a ceiling hoist system, wash dry toilet, height adjustable basin and height adjustable changing couch.
Liaising with the local services provider, Multicare strengthened the wall to take the weight of the changing couch and provided new electrical and hot and cold water points for the additional equipment.
Upon completion Multicare installed a radar told handle to ensure that only those with the appropriate key could access the room.
The Pentagon centre approached Multicare when they were planning the installation of a changing places room in the place of a disused storage area and cleaner’s cupboard. By not installing Christmas lights one year in the centre they had saved enough money to install a changing places room, and they felt that this would benefit the shoppers significantly.
After an initial visit Multicare established that although the room was small, it could be adapted to meet the changing places requirements. Multicare prepared space planning drawings and a full schedule of works including structural requirements for a new beam that had to be installed.
Due to the location of the changing places room, at the entrance to the main toilets for the shopping centre, all the works had to be carried out at night. The fitters worked through the night for six weeks to provide this changing places room.
The works were completed on schedule and on budget and shoppers in Chatham can now enjoy a changing places room.
Multicare was approached by the Southbank Centre when they were considering installing a new changing places facility. An unloved male and female toilets were in need of some refurbishment, and being on the lower ground floor well ideally placed to provide level access for disabled users.
This project presented several unique challenges
Following a site visit Multicare drew up a detailed schedule of works and a specification of all materials to be used. The work included the demolition of a separating wall and a complete refurbishment of the new enlarged space to provide a compliant changing places room.
Once the contract was agreed Multicare produced a detailed schedule of works with an accurate timeline. this gave the centre confidence that the work would not interfere with their programme. To facilitate this some work was scheduled for nights.
The entire project was completed within a six-week time span unfinished on time and on budget despite some significant challenges. The Southbank Centre is a proud owner of a compliant changing places room which has proved a great success for their clientele.
Hygiene rooms are an essential part of disability provision in mainstream and SEN schools. Unfortunately they are the Cinderella of schools, unloved, left out and only thought about at the last minute! The result often is a room that is impractical for the pupils it is supposed to serve. We’ve seen a few hygiene rooms in our time, and we wanted to share what works and what doesn’t, so you can get it right.Read on for our essential guide on how to get your new hygiene room right.
When your hygiene room is full of a wheelchair, student and maybe two carers plus other equipment, space is often at a premium, so make it as large as you can. We recommen 3 metres by 4 metres, if you can make it bigger than that that is even better.
Think about the needs your student will have, and what needs may come up in the future. Questions you may want to ask are
Hoists – Will the student need hoisting? If so a ceiling may only need one carer to operate, reducing staff time and restoring student dignity.
Showering – Will the student need showering? If so how often. How will they be changed? Is a wall mounted couch better, or will a shower trolley that can be accessed from both side meet their needs betters?
Toilet – Many designers place the toilet in a typical disabled configuration, i.e. close to the wall in a corner but if you are hoisting this is awkward to access. Place your toilet centrally with plenty of room each side and if you are working with teenagers consider a toilet that washes and dries users – perfect for preserving dignity through those awkward teenage years.
Think about where in the school your hygiene room is located, remember that time will be evry short during breaks for personal procedures, and you dopn’t want to spend 15 minutes three times a day walking from one end of teh school to another. Choose a central location that is accessible to all students, no matter what year or class they are in.
Make it cheerful, bright, warm and inviting – you want your students to feel safe and protected, they are being put into a vulnerable position and need to feel secure.
Part 2 coming soon…
Call us today or fill in the form below – we’re here to help and would love to assist with fitting out your next hygiene room. We can offer a full service from concept to completion, or work wit your contractors to supply the equipment. Whatever your needs we have the answer!
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Multicare are pleased to announce the launch of a new disabled hoist for sale. the Casa 180 is an entry level hoist with advanced features that make it perfect for the demands of the care home environment.
The Casa 180s a lightweight and versatile lifting hoist for use when transferring individuals. Use of the Casalift is facilitated considerably by its wide leg width adjustment, allowing easy manoeuvrability around furniture and other obstacles. The ultra-portable hoist can be dismantled for transportation, or for storage after use.
The Casa 180 offers you easy manoeuvrability and access due to it’s four high quality easy running castors and wide leg width adjustment. The lightweight frame is easy to move into position, allowing the user to achieve a lower lifting position from the floor whilst the wide leg adjustment means it can go around wheelchairs and shower chairs, ye it is compact enough for easy access through domestic doorways.
The Casa 180 has a high lifting range and safe working load of 180kg (28 stone) for greater versatility and maximum flexibility, ensuring that you can lift even the largest person confidently. An ergonomic, user friendly handset features patient lifting symbols for easy identification, as well as recessed buttons to reduce the chance of unintended operation if the handset is dropped.To keep the working area neat and tidy the handset features a magnetic back, making it easy to secure to the hoist for added safety.
the high quality Linak actuator features emergency lowering function, which is easier to control than a traditional quick release actuator and harder to misuse giving staff confidence. It also features an exchangeable cable which allows for cable damage to be rectified by replacing just the cable, rather than the whole actuator. Control box features emergency stop and lowering functions, as well as an acoustic low battery alarm which emits an alert at 50% battery level.