Essex Central

To contact Remap Essex Central, email essexcentral@remap.info, call Peter on 01621 855354 or call Dave on 01245 442641

 

Door opener for self closing doors

People in wheelchairs and with walkers find it difficult or impossible to open self closing doors such as fire doors in homes. Commercial door openers are very expensive.

Game for Blind or Partially Sighted

Following making game consoles for people with disabilities (see other project on Makeability) Essex Central group were requested to make a similar console for blind or partially sighted people by the Essex branch of the charity Deafblind UK. This game console meets that need.

Lift on Mobility Scooter

A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter

Games Console for people with disabilities

Remap Essex central were approached by groups caring for pople with dementia, who wanted a game to occupy people with dementia and provide an assessment of how an individual was deteriorating

Mobility chair desk top

Add multi-purpose ‘desk top’ to child’s mobility chair so she could start school with her own table top.

Zimmer frame seat

The client has respiratory problems and really needs to sit down and rest in his small, narrow galley kitchen while waiting for the kettle to boil or microwave to finish cooking. There is nowhere to store a pull-out stool. A fold-down marine ply perching seat was fitted to his existing zimmer frame to provide a […]

Radiator thermostatic valve operating device

Wheelchair using client cannot bend down to operate the thermostatic control valves on his radiators. A very simple device was made using two tennis balls and a length of wooden dowelling. Each ball was attached to the end of the dowelling, one serving as a hand hold ( a hole was cut in the tennis […]

Widened commode

A very large lady needed a widened and adapted heavy duty commode that can be readily made transportable as she spends time in hospital during the year and needs the commode there. A frame was made for the heavy duty commode to widen the seating area providing improved and longer hand holds to ease access and exit. The […]

Wheeled tumbleforms

Katie uses tumbleforms, moulded plastic wedge seats, which cannot be moved easily. Wheeled tumbleforms are available but the seat is too upright for Katie. A support frame on castors was made to accommodate the tumbleform seat. Katie can now be moved around easily and lifted in conjunction with an overhead hoist .   0

Visibility aids

Betty, who has failing eye sight, needs aids to help her see the dials on her cooker, toaster and microwave. The panel fitted a laminated temperature aid around the temperature control knob to make the numbers very easy to read so that Betty can easily select the required temperature. They also made markers for the […]

Umbrella on wheelchair

During wet weather, the client needs protection from the rain whilst moving his wheelchair in and out of his vehicle, and during wheelchair journeys to the shops. An umbrella carrier was made for the client’s wheelchair that provided storage for the closed umbrella and safely held it when raised even under high wind conditions. The […]

Walker/trolley arm rests

The client has a walking trolley with hand grips which she finds essential to carry her things, but this does not provide the support she needs when walking. Gutter arm rests were fitted to the trolley to provide support. The client can now use her trolley with ease to get around and carry her important items. […]

Tray for wheelchair to hold laptop

The client has very limited head movement and needed to use a laptop computer with voice recognition software from her wheelchair but had no safe way to hold the computer. A tray was made and mounted off the client’s wheelchair and suitably padded to avoid any discomfort to the client. The client can now use […]

Toy tractor

A young boy with cerebral palsy loves tractors and his parents wanted one that he could ride on. A suitable toy tractor was purchased and a frame fitted around the seat so that the boy could be supported and sit on it safely. The boy was delighted with his tractor and complains when his parents […]