Client: Mrs E, Wyre Forest
“I would definitely recommend Care & Repair, the service I received was better than I expected. The work has made my life much better as before the kitchen was adapted I could not even get a glass of water easily. I am delighted.”
Mrs E is confined to a wheelchair. She was very frustrated as her kitchen units were in the wrong place for her. Access around the bungalow and the floor finish made it hard to manoeuvre her wheelchair, causing a strain on her arms. As she could not access her kitchen properly she couldn’t cook, wash up or use the appliances safely but really wanted to be independent.
Care & Repair carried out a full assessment of Mrs E’s housing situation, discussing what adaptations she would need. We also carried financial assessment to investigate whether she was receiving the right benefits. We suggested applying to some charities related to her previous job which could provide support.
Mrs E’s kitchen has now been designed so that she can reach all the units. She has a new power-wheelchair which does not put strain on her arms and is much easier to manage and she can now get around safely and easily.
Works completed: Kitchen Adaption and Door Widening
Client: Mrs N, Wyre Forest
“I am over the moon with the work. I cannot praise Care & Repair enough – if it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t have had anything done. I can now get up and down the stairs on my own and have a shower without any help. The staff were all very nice and the workmen were very friendly”
A hip fracture and poor recovery left Mrs N at risk of falling.
Full safety, trips and falls prevention checks were completed by the Care & Repair team. We had identified that another smoke detector was needed at the property and sent a referral to the fire service. The fire service then visited the property and fitted a new smoke detector. We also obtained a costing for a central heating service, which was also then fitted at the property.
We carried out a full means test, we also discovered that Mrs N would be eligible for Attendance Allowance and also that she was eligible for a disabled facilities grant for both the shower and stair lift, both were successfully completed.
Mrs N is now able to be mobile around the home without assistance and is able to bath without the worry of falling.
Works completed: Level access shower, Curved stair lift, smoke detectors and heating
Client : Mrs W, Wyre Forest
“It’s made a huge difference – the level access shower for my son. Care & Repair were a great help getting the job done. The contractor got on with the conversion, showing consideration for my son’s condition.”
Mrs W was struggling with bathing her autistic son safely. Her son has a love of water and was becoming unmanageable in the bath putting Mrs W and the property at risk.
Mrs W’s son’s needs were assessed by the Occupational Therapy team and with the assistance of Care & Repair a disabled facilities grant for a level access shower was approved.
Mrs W contributed to the project getting the whole bathroom tiled making it easier to keep clean.
Care & Repair worked with the contractor and Mrs W to make sure the project was completed to meet all her son’s needs.
The level access shower has made a big difference to the family, improving the start of the day with showering making things much easier.
Mrs W’s son can continue his love of water by showering safely with the shower’s thermostatic control. The shower will also help him become more independent as he learns how to use it.
Works completed: Level access shower