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Changing Places for invisible disability...

Have you ever needed to ‘go’ when away from home, and not been able to easily find a toilet? Add to that feeling the fact that you need more space, or special equipment, or that you’ve had an accident because of contine...

Published Date 18/01/19

Accessibility report highlights opportunities in rented housing...

A new survey(*) is highlighting the growing need for accessible rented accommodation, and particularly homes with accessible bathrooms... An accessible WC and shower were rated the most important accessibility features ...

Published Date 14/01/19

Take a chair to toilet in style...

Enabling disabled people to have assistive living aids that are stylish is being extended through developments at Closomat. Britain’s brand leader in accessible toilet products is working with its partners to ensure tha...

Published Date 14/01/19

Quality assurance in the bathroom...

Innovation and engineering excellence are being showcased with the latest WC innovation. The Closomat Asana shower toilet unites British and Swiss innovation and engineering excellence to bring to market what is claimed...

Published Date 17/12/18

Cleaning up problems with bowel movements...

Toilet trouble affects up to half the adult population. Yet their problems could be relieved, hygienically and stylishly, through use of technology. For the millions of people who suffer from bowel issues such as consti...

Published Date 12/12/18

Design for life...

Style is accessible with Closomat’s Palma Vita smart shower toilet. The WC is smart not only in its functionality, but in its design. Contemporary, soft curving lines have reinforced the brand-leader position at the for...

Published Date 18/11/18

Expert home adaptation...

The latest report on delivery of home adaptation provision maintains ‘the overarching aim’ is for it to be accessible and timely. But a growing number of older people will either have to, or will choose, to pay for esse...

Published Date 07/11/18

Simple fix to future-proof supported living homes for wellness...

Latest figures show that over 3million people aged over 55 are looking to move home, yet only 7% actually do so! The biggest reason is lack of suitable property. A new option is enabling architects and their housebuilde...

Published Date 31/10/18

Wash away manual handling issues with the wc...

How safe- or otherwise- is it to help someone clean after they’ve been to the toilet? Falls are among the top 10 causes of disability adjusted life years. Using the toilet is one of the most risky activities, especially...

Published Date 28/10/18

Go to the toilet to grow business...

A new survey is highlighting how provision of suitable toilets can prove an attraction to potential customers. The survey, undertaken by Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilet equipment for domestic a...

Published Date 25/10/18

Manage the expectation of stylish independent living...

Helping a client manage the expectation of lifestyle changes is being simplified, at least in the bathroom, with a new service from Closomat. Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilet solutions offers a complete m...

Published Date 18/10/18

Shaping accessible toilets...

New build and refurbishment projects involving outlets open to the public can be as accessible as possible- despite shape and size issues. Closomat has pulled together a range of resources to enable building designers a...

Published Date 09/10/18

Head to facilities for share of purple £...

Retail outlets could improve their share of a £249 BILLION market simply by improving toilet facilities. Purple Tuesday- November 13- is the UK’s first accessible shopping day; it will see retailers introduce new measur...

Published Date 27/09/18

How long would you expect assistive tech to last?...

How long would you expect a piece of technology to last? In Mandy de la Mare’s case, it’s decades. The “tech” in question is her Closomat shower (wash & dry) toilet. Looking like, and capable of being used as a conv...

Published Date 25/09/18

School toilet guidelines updated - new summary document published...

Guidelines on school toilet provision have been updated for new build and refurbishment/conversion projects. Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilets in and out of the home, has addressed changes to De...

Published Date 11/09/18

Head to the bathroom when planning for the future...

Planning for the future involves more than ensuring finances are organised. What about a client’s home? Is that “future-proofed”? ...

Published Date 06/09/18

Changing Toilet Controls Means You Can ‘Go’ Without Help...

No-one wants to have to rely on someone to help them go to the toilet, to wipe their bottom. There is a solution- and a unique one- that can evolve with your needs as they change, so even as strength and dexterity deter...

Published Date 22/08/18

New Advice BS8300:2018 Best Practice re Accessibility for Disabled People in Mul...

‘Best practice’ guidelines for accessibility provision within multi occupancy buildings have been updated, and extended in their remit. To help specifiers and developers get it right, a new white paper has been published...

Published Date 21/08/18

Shower toilet combines style and usability IN THE FLUSH OF ULTIMATE WELLNESS...

A loo that claims to deliver the ultimate in intimate care can also deliver the ultimate in future-proofed and stylish bathroom design, through developments in flushing technology. The Asana is the latest multi-function...

Published Date 16/08/18

House of Commons Briefing Paper re Disabled Facilities Grants: Closomat Solution...

A new briefing paper from the House of Commons is highlighting increased funding that should lead to almost a doubling of home adaptations under Disabled Facilities Grants. To help local authorities deliver in a timely ...

Published Date 15/08/18

Closomat facilitates provision of assisted disabled toilets (changing places, sp...

Lack of space to provide assisted accessible toileting can be overcome if Closomat expertise is utilised. The company, Britain’s leading provider of such facilities, is emphasising that many of the perceived obstacles c...

Published Date 07/08/18

Inclusive education: it’s more than disabled pupil needs...

School buildings need to be equipped to address more than disability to be inclusive, advises the UK’s leading provider of accessible toileting solutions Closomat. The advice comes as new figures reveal the country’s ch...

Published Date 30/07/18

Take a seat for future-proofed toilet adaptations in the bathroom...

When assessing a client’s capability to cope with daily life- take a seat! Going to the toilet is one of the four key activities of daily living (ADLs). On average, a person ‘goes’ eight times a day. Changes to the WC, ...

Published Date 26/07/18

Changing places for the highlands and islands...

Disabled people can travel the Highlands and Islands of Scotland more easily as a result of an open attitude at Inverness Airport. Owner and operator of the facility, Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL), has opened ...

Published Date 20/07/18

Changing the world of disabled toilets- a little at a time...

There’s a really simple way to put a smile on the faces of hundreds of thousands of people with needs: give them changing places. Most people don’t give a second thought to whether they’ll be able to use the loo away ...

Published Date 16/07/18

‘Best practice’ guidelines update accommodate disabled students...

New ‘best practice’ guidelines have been published that, for the first time, specifically address disabled student accommodation . ...

Published Date 13/07/18

Head to the bathroom to future-proof longer term tenancies...

Housing providers are being offered a new solution to help accommodate the needs of the growing number of older private and social renters- a market sector that has more than doubled in a decade. ...

Published Date 09/07/18

Hydrotherapy with a difference...

The benefits of hydrotherapy are being delivered in style, at home, with developments at Closomat. ...

Published Date 09/07/18

Heads up on solution to access share of £420m revenue...

Improving bathroom facilities is one of the top- and easiest- methods of opening business doors to a £420million spend. ...

Published Date 22/06/18

Simplified accessibility cdm...

The potential complexity of creating a compliant, accessible facility is simplified with the latest service from Closomat. Britain’s leading provider of accessible intimate hygiene solutions is fully Construction (Desig...

Published Date 11/06/18

Enabling style and comfort...

Asana by Closomat takes independent living into a new realm of style and enablement. Historically, assistive technology to support disabled and elderly people to live as independently as possible has either been purely ...

Published Date 11/06/18

Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations...

How easily can your clients manage going to the toilet on their own? Being able to do that simple thing is crucial if the client is developing limitations. It is one of the 10 qualifying activities for social care. The ...

Published Date 04/06/18

Refurbishing and building on new ‘best practice’ guidelines...

New ‘best practice’ guidelines have been published addressing bedroom and bathroom accessibility in multi-occupancy buildings- be it new build or refurbishment. Simultaneously, Britain’s leading provider of disabled t...

Published Date 30/05/18

Last time buyer? Simple fix to ensure it is a lifetime home...

When you’ve made the decision to make that last move, to downsize, the last thing you want is to worry about having to face a further move if your health deteriorates…. Statistics show that when you reach the point of n...

Published Date 14/05/18

Hygienically helping build for last time buyers...

A new source for bathroom fixtures is enabling developers to address the growing last time buyer market cost-effectively, and add a ‘USP’… Closomat- Britain’s leading manufacturer of bathroom assistive technology for el...

Published Date 14/05/18

Toilet training...

Specifiers of accessible equipment are being offered a new opportunity to enhance their knowledge base, to keep up with technological developments. ...

Published Date 08/05/18

Hygienic solution to changing school toilet guidelines...

Guidelines on school toilet provision have been updated for new build and refurbishment/conversion projects. ...

Published Date 30/04/18

Stella(r) aid to independence...

When inspiration comes to artist Stella Maris Kinread, the last thing she has to worry about is comfort breaks. ...

Published Date 23/04/18

New standard extends options for accessibility...

The British Standard for accessibility in the built environment have been updated, and now extend the useability of the ultimate in accessible toileting. ...

Published Date 09/04/18

The hidden cost of falls...

Research has highlighted that falls cost the NHS in excess of £2billion a year- and that excludes the potentially four times higher cost, arising from the impact in community care, aids provision, and the psychological i...

Published Date 05/04/18

Adaptive technology…or, the loo that changes with your daily needs...

We all have ‘off’ days. We all change with time. If a person has any limitation, those issues have a greater impact on psychological wellbeing, and their ability to do even simple things themselves.  ...

Published Date 05/03/18

‘Best value’ pays all round…...

Delivery of ‘best value’ is being given a new approach- at least as far as sanitary requirements are concerned. ...

Published Date 19/02/18

Take an inclusive approach for multi generational future proofing...

New research is indicating the market for inclusive bathrooms and kitchens has grown by 20% in four years, and is now worth over £180million(*). It is a sector that will continue to grow, with increasing numbers of peopl...

Published Date 13/02/18

Take a shower in safety and with style...

Using the shower is the second most common problem for people who need their home adapting to re-enable them to live daily life without help. Now, they can do so easily, and stylishly, with Closomat’s Vertical Shower Lif...

Published Date 30/01/18

Loo of the Year Awards 2017...

Want to know more about Changing Places, whether as a user or why you should provide them? Please #watch&learn         Click on the image below to view the Loo of the Year Awards 2017 video&...

Published Date 23/01/18

Lifting paediatric services to new heights...

Youngsters in Kent are experiencing a ‘real difference’ in the way they can access health services, through an integrated approach to how all involved use the facilities. ...

Published Date 08/01/18

Obese? Get the right support in the bathroom...

Whenever there’s discussion about obesity, it inevitably focuses on people’s need to lose weight. Never is their ability to live daily life debated. Yet being of large body mass has a huge impact on one’s ability to unde...

Published Date 03/01/18

Open your doors to a share of a £14billion+ market...

If you want to offer the optimum in client satisfaction, head to the bathroom! ...

Published Date 19/12/17

Lifting care support...

Carers are potentially missing out on an opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones. ...

Published Date 11/12/17

‘Brilliant’ customer comments- about the toilet!...

If you want to improve your visitor satisfaction next year, turn to the toilets over the winter. ...

Published Date 04/12/17

Optimise share of £14billion market...

Under British Standards, many hotels are failing in their access provision. Yet making just one bedroom accessible opens a venue’s doors to a greater share of 20% of overnight trips.  ...

Published Date 27/11/17

Accessible guidance...

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so occupiers can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right.  ...

Published Date 20/11/17

Adaptable style and function...

A wetroom is a perfect way to make sure that, even if doing certain movements is starting to become a bit difficult, you can still be independent and stylish- at least with your intimate hygiene! ...

Published Date 06/11/17

Accessible toilets prove they open doors to more customers…...

Do you want a way to increase customer numbers? Head to the toilets…..!  ...

Published Date 01/11/17

Improve hygiene and independence with minimal disruption...

“Outside the box’ thinking can now enable people to optimise independence and hygiene in their intimate care.  ...

Published Date 27/10/17

Hoist accessibility to increase bedroom usage...

‘Best practice’ could be effectively implemented, and customer base extended, with no impact on floorspace. ...

Published Date 20/10/17

CQC report: Technology= Opportunity to improve healthcare...

Thinking beyond the traditional, and turning to technology could help relieve pressure on care providers and their staff, and improve the quality of care. ...

Published Date 10/10/17

Bottoms up!...

Have you tried the toilet tissue tear test? Is that simple task actually becoming harder? There’s a stylish solution to avoid it completely, yet achieve even better cleanliness …  ...

Published Date 02/10/17

Care to improve facilities and get tax relief...

Care homes could improve client dignity and independence, in effect for free. ...

Published Date 26/09/17

Hang about!...

Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. ...

Published Date 21/09/17

Simply easier shopping experience...

Independence is being taken to new levels in shopping for people in and around Leeds, with what is believed to be a ‘first’ for mobility retail environments. ...

Published Date 14/09/17

Get to the bowels of toilet provision...

Toilet support is more of an issue than schools realise, according to leading campaign group ERIC: 1 in 12 pupils have continence issues, and schools have a statutory duty to support them. ...

Published Date 11/09/17

Uplifting solution to supporting elderly, disabled...

Housing providers accommodating the elderly, disabled are being offered a new solution to moving within a property. ...

Published Date 07/09/17

How things turn your life around…...

Jamie Thompson was busy living ‘normal life’ as a property developer with a young family when his life changed forever. His sudden lack of fine motor skills whilst working on site was not due to the cold weather; it was ...

Published Date 04/09/17

Look beyond the obvious to improve quality, productivity...

Provision of living aids could help NHS hospitals comply with part of the new Care Quality Commission framework on use of resources. ...

Published Date 04/09/17

LOOK BEHIND…...

Choosing a product involves more than its suitability for purpose; it is increasingly important to check the detail to avoid leaving yourself, or a client, exposed. ...

Published Date 30/08/17

Wildlife changing places...

The UK’s largest privately-owned wildlife collection, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, has become the latest venue to change its accessibility for the better. ...

Published Date 21/08/17

Personal care: take control with technology ...

If you need help, would you rather have a piece of equipment that helps you manage certain daily tasks without help, or have someone come and do it for you? ...

Published Date 14/08/17

Help lift accessible housing issues...

Creating accessible homes can alleviate pressure on health and social care, ease the 1.2million days lost through delayed discharge (bed-blocking). ...

Published Date 08/08/17

Turn to tech to ease staff shortages...

Care homes could ease the pressure of staff shortages, and potentially enable their residents to be less reliant on support for some basic activities, by making more use of technology. ...

Published Date 04/08/17

Loo lady’s efforts reaping results and changing places for all...

A mum with an autistic son has taken matters into her own hands, and delivered a new facility that enables thousands to be a normal family…. ...

Published Date 31/07/17

One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident...

If you ask Karl van Gool which fixture in his home he values more than any other, he’d say it was his toilet.  ...

Published Date 27/07/17

Feelings matter- even in intimate hygiene...

Caerphilly Council is adopting an innovative approach to support individuals to get the best out of day centre provision: it is increasing opportunities to maintain or further develop their independence, even in the toil...

Published Date 20/07/17

Bathroom support...

A new solution is being brought to market to enable stylish options to support people as they begin to need additional care in daily life. ...

Published Date 17/07/17

Junior toileting support...

Using the toilet is a bigger issue for children than people realise, whether a child is ‘disabled’ or not. One child in 20 is now disabled- a figure that has increased over 60% in five years. Continence issues affect 1 i...

Published Date 14/07/17

What price independence?...

Which would you rather do? Pay someone to help you go to the toilet, or buy equipment that enables you to continue to do that intimate task on your own? ...

Published Date 12/07/17

Optimise share of £14billion market...

Enabling all people to go to the toilet will help tourist attractions take a bigger share of the £14billion spent in the UK a year by parties that include a disabled person. ...

Published Date 10/07/17

Take control of personal care...

Maintaining personal hygiene, managing toilet needs, and control over day-to-day life are key qualifying criteria for a Personal Care Budget. Best value can be obtained, where appropriate, by utilising funds for assistiv...

Published Date 05/07/17

Lifted to new heights of independence...

A pensioner who has no strength in her arms is managing to retain her dignity and independence with minimal care support into her eighth decade, in part thanks to her toilet! ...

Published Date 19/06/17

Cultural development...

A redevelopment central to the new cultural quarter in Halifax is delivering first-class facilities, for all, right through to its toilets! ...

Published Date 15/06/17