Useful resources and services, for your care and career.
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Beyond Accessibility is created by a team of therapists who specialise in how people live in the home environment. We create and publish home modification information for OTs, healthcare professionals, home owners and contractors.
We are passionate about finding practical solutions to everyday problems at home that go beyond making environments accessible. Our goal is to connect people with quality resources to improve how people live by implementing customised solutions to everyday problems at home.
Are you having problems finding an accessible property to rent or purchase for your client? We provide a personal, specialist service designed for those requiring accessible homes and can offer advice and project manage adaptions or modifications. Let us do the hard work, so you don’t have to.
[UK: LONDON-BASED; SERVICES AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE]
Design Council - The principles of inclusive design
Inclusive design aims to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation. It enables everyone to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities. This guide explains the principles of inclusive design, and gives examples of inclusive design methods for new buildings.
[UK-BASED; INFORMATION APPLICABLE WORLDWIDE]
Freedom by Symphony
Freedom is a multi-generational accessible kitchen concept designed and manufactured by the Symphony Group. The Freedom range embraces both specialist design features and the latest kitchen styles to create attractive, accessible and Doc-M compliant kitchen designs. Freedom kitchens can be designed to your clients requirements, combining unrivalled functionality and style to create the perfect kitchen, without any limitations. Symphony has developed Freedom in collaboration with the UK's leading expert in accessible design, Adam Thomas. Adam has an unparalleled reputation, with over 35 years of design experience alongside years of research in the field or accessible and multi-generational living.
Healthy & Independent
We are specialists in minor and major adaptations, manual handling people and mindfulness in social care. Teaching the correct handling techniques are essential, in order to minimise any risk of accident and to increase safety and dignity. We offer clinical support and workshops online and in situ.
[SERVICES AVAILABLE IN SPAIN AND THE UK]
Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC)
The UKs only FREE Occupational Therapy Adaptations Conference and Exhibition Event. The conference focuses on bringing suppliers and OTs together in one place - in different venues across the UK - with one aim: to improve the industry as a whole and provide better value to the end user.
Who should attend?
Occupational Therapists, occupational therapy assistants and support staff, commissioners, people working within housing (surveyors, architects and technicians), occupational therapy students and charities and charitable organisations.
The list of exhibitors we have exhibiting with us is endless. For instance:- The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Handicare, Guldmann Hoists, Kingkraft, SensoryKraft, Capia PIP, Careflex, FRANKE, Clos-o-Mat, Impey, Safespaces, Triton showers, Geberit, Mangar, Langham GE, AKW, DLF, Otolift ...and many more. You can see the full details and listings on our website.
Our event is a FREE event for delegates and we include refreshments throughout. Each venue holds around 500 Delegates and tickets are available for all of them on our website or via Eventbrite.
SGN Locking Cooker Valve
SGN manages the network distributing natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across the south of England and Scotland.
Our free locking cooker valve helps customers living in vulnerable circumstances across the UK retain their independence at home and provides reassurance to carers and relatives. The simple safety device is fitted to existing gas cooker pipework. When the valve is locked, the gas supply to the cooker is stopped and eliminates the risk of the cooker being unintentionally turned on or left on when the carer or relative leaves the house or the room.
[UK GAS NETWORK; LOCKING COOKER VALVE AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE]
The Platform Lift Company
Offering one of the biggest ranges of home lift solutions, including open residential platform lifts and cabin style residential lifts. Whether you want to achieve access to the different floors within your home or to overcome an architectural barrier, such as a flight of steps, The Platform Lift Company will give you a variety of options to suit your individual needs and living space.
[UK-BASED; SERVICES AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE]