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Musculoskeletal issues and ‘toilet tech’...

Written by Angela May Published: 19 August 2019 Arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis: combined, they affect almost a third of people in the UK, limiting ability to deal with daily life. Latest data f...

Published Date 19/08/19

Adapting without delay...

Written by Angela May Published: 13 August 2019 Revised, authoritative guidance on the process of delivering home adaptations has been published, to simplify the process for all involved- healthcare professional, h...

Published Date 13/08/19

Closomat steps in to help care homes deliver on new guidelines for equipment pro...

Written by Angela May Published: 1 August 2019 An innovative package is enabling easy compliance with new guidance over the provision of equipment within care homes. Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of assisti...

Published Date 31/07/19

Toilet dignity & independence restored- single-handed...

Written by Angela May Published: 18 July 2019  The concept of single-handed care is being given a new interpretation by the utilisation of assistive technology. Traditionally, the practice focuses around the emplo...

Published Date 18/07/19

Service package for maintenance of changing places toilets...

Written by Angela May Published: 15 July 2019 Toilets: we all need them, and use them, yet they are one of the biggest source of customer complaints in venues. Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of away from home ass...

Published Date 15/07/19

Package for landlords saves maintenance hassle and equips disabled tenants...

Written by Angela May Published: 10 July 2019  Landlords with long-term tenants with a disability can take advantage of an innovative package that can contribute- or cover- the cost of adaptative work, and spa...

Published Date 10/07/19

Accessible housing- what people want...

Written by Angela May Published: 8 July 2019 An informal survey is highlighting that accessible housing is easy for developers to build, without adding any significant cost. The survey reinforces findings from oth...

Published Date 08/07/19

Empower clients to transfer safely, single-handedly...

Written by Angela May Published: 30 June 2019  In the drive to optimise efficient use of care resources, and use one person in place of two to deliver support and assistance, Closomat is suggesting a more dign...

Published Date 30/06/19

Diabetes, amputation and dealing with life...

Written by Angela May Published: 30 June 2019 A new study by Diabetes UK showed an almost 30% increase in the number of diabetes related amputations over three years. A record 24 people a day are undergoing the pro...

Published Date 30/06/19

Getting the toilets right gives best vaue for everyone in education...

Written by Angela May Published: 23 June 2019 Best value of available school resources can be enhanced by heading to the toilet. National Education Union research indicates the number of children with special needs has...

Published Date 23/06/19

Hang about in the bathroom...

Written by Angela May Published: 23 June 2019 Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. The new look Lima Vita wall-hung toilet enables people to take advantage of th...

Published Date 23/06/19

‘Secret’ funding to help adapt for disabled tenants...

Written by Angela May Published: 23 June 2019 If you have long term tenants who need changes to the property to enable them to retain their independence, Government funding is available to cover the costs, say...

Published Date 23/06/19

Turn to the toilet to achieve best practice...

WRITTEN BY ANGELA MAY PUBLISHED: 23 JUNE 2019 Turn to the toilet to achieve best practicePublic venues can increase their appeal to potential customers by up to 20%, just by changing the toilet. Many of the U...

Published Date 23/06/19

Counting the cost of care...

There is an opportunity to potentially almost double the effective use of available funds in stretched care budgets. Where appropriate, provision of assistive equipment can enable the care recipient to be independent, a...

Published Date 24/05/19

Blurring the lines...

Closomat is blurring the lines of sector design to enable capitalisation on a growing market: that of smart, enabling fixtures and fittings. The new Asana wall-hung, concealed cistern shower/ wash dry toilet delivers a ...

Published Date 14/05/19

Age-friendly housing- adaptable and ‘care ready’...

Guidance billed as ‘a new bar for the design of future housing for an ageing population’ is reiterating the need for homes to be adaptable and ‘care ready’. One of the simplest means of ensuring that is met is by specif...

Published Date 09/05/19

How will your new assistive tech look? (con)figure it out first…...

The problem of visualising how your new independent living aid will look, and help you retain your dignity and independence, has been simplified with a new tool. Closomat, originator of shower toilets in the UK, has lau...

Published Date 03/05/19

Child Support...

Simple, cost-effective paediatric assistive technology can overcome the problems of enabling a disabled child to use the bathroom, and change the families’ lives for the better. The number of children with complex needs...

Published Date 17/04/19

Solutions to help deliver neighbourhoods of the future now...

One of the objectives set out in a new white paper on housing for the future can already be achieved, simply by appropriate selection of bathroom fixtures. Neighbourhoods for the Future 2 calls for high quality housing ...

Published Date 11/04/19

Changing places at Tottenham Hotspur...

The new £1billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium claims to be world class, in every way- through to accessibility. The new venue- heralded as a benchmark in global stadium design- is the latest to be built fully compliant wi...

Published Date 05/04/19

Managing compliant Changing Places...

As NHS Trusts prepare to implement new funding to provide specialist accessible toilets- aka Changing Places- one company is reminding them of the need to ensure the facility delivers on its promise. The Department of H...

Published Date 05/04/19

Closomat option helps extend good outcome management...

An outcome that delivers enhanced health, wellbeing for the client/patient, and has financial benefits for the care provider, is achieveable, by adopting a holistic approach to living aids. The solution centres around i...

Published Date 02/04/19

Closomat takes single handed care provision to another level...

Closomat is giving social care providers a new dimension in single handed care. The company- Britain’s leading provider of enabling toilet solutions- maintains that appropriate choice of equipment/ assistive technology ...

Published Date 26/03/19

Don’t bar 20% of potential customers...

A new survey has highlighted ways for pubs and bars to increase customers- by welcoming disabled people. The survey, by Leonard Cheshire, reinforces similar findings from a survey undertaken by Britain’s leading disable...

Published Date 20/03/19

Easing delivery- and maintenance- of accessible housing...

A new poll(*) maintains that 75% of people believe all new homes should be built to be accessible to all ages and abilities. The poll follows recent surveys, which further identified that an accessible WC and shower wer...

Published Date 20/03/19

Best value and lifetime peace of mind...

An innovative approach to facilitating a long-term solution to people’s need for care support has been launched by Closomat. The Palma Life offering enables local authorities to achieve best value. It combines, in a one...

Published Date 19/03/19

Changing Places on the motorway...

Motorway services operators are heading to the toilet to improve customer services and open their doors to more customers. Closomat has just completed the installation of equipment for two of the latest Changing Places ...

Published Date 14/03/19

Assured solution to answer business case for disabled visitors...

Ministers are urging the UK tourism industry to recognise the potential value in catering for disabled visitors. Following the 2018 VisitEngland awards for Excellence, both the Minister for Arts Heritage & Tourism, ...

Published Date 12/03/19

Take an inclusive approach to grow business...

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 peo...

Published Date 07/03/19

Helping manage send capital funding...

Schools can optimise the effectiveness of new Government funding for special needs by utilising expertise for specific projects. Councils have been promised an additional £250m over the next two years to provide special...

Published Date 01/03/19

Experience the ultimate in toilet hygiene...

Which is more hygienic, and effective for a client- to wipe with a sheet of tissue, or wash? Closomat’s range of shower toilets deliver the ultimate in hygiene, utilising expertise garnered throughout the company’s 55 y...

Published Date 20/02/19

Rise to toilet independence...

One of the most common areas where people need help is to get on and off the toilet. Often, a means of support eg a grab rail is not adequate: the person has trouble with upper or lower body strength. There is a solutio...

Published Date 13/02/19

Future-proof with style...

A new report(*) is highlighting that aesthetics are playing an increasing role in product specification for independent living. Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of accessible bathroom solutions, has brought to marke...

Published Date 08/02/19

Ceiling limit overcome...

An innovative solution to help overcome structural limitations in provision of lifting aids for disabled people is being promoted by Closomat. A growing issue for specifiers in the public sector is the need for carers t...

Published Date 05/02/19

Timely solution to ease ‘hidden’ housing crisis...

A report by the Equality & Human Right Commissions maintains that part of Britain’s ‘hidden housing crisis’ is due to the length of time and poor workmanship in completing home adaptations. In the bathroom at least,...

Published Date 28/01/19

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


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