Essex West

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Cigarette lighter

Client was a quadriplegic with a small amount of movement in one hand. He smoked “roll-up” cigarettes that needed frequent lighting.

Swivel chair

Fred is a client with mobility difficulties who had problems at mealtimes because lack of space in his kitchen forced him to sit sideways at his table while eating. This twisted position made mealtimes uncomfortable. A robust swivel chair was purchased at a jumble sale. The arms and castors were removed and a footrest was […]

Steps for caravan

Brenda, a lady with severe arthritis in her knees, wanted to continue to take holidays with her husband in their touring caravan.However, she was unable to climb into the caravan when it was parked. Without the caravan, poor access to hotels and toilet facilities prevented the couple from having holidays. A set of wooden steps […]

Shower chair support

Ron is a large man who had had a severe stroke and was proving a handful for his carers to shower, as he had a tendency to slip heavily sideways to his left when being showered. The carers found it hard work to keep propping him up while they washed him. A side support made […]

Scooter modification

Stella is a lady who had had a mild stroke. She wanted to take her 3-wheeled walker with her when using her scooter. This would enable her to drive to the shops or to church and then use her walker for access. A steel frame bolted to the rear of the scooter enables Stella to carry […]

Protected cistern

Stuart is a man with severe muscle control difficulties (cerebral palsy and epilepsy) who regularly destroyed his slimline toilet cistern through inadvertent movement. The vulnerable cistern was replaced with a robust padded backrest and a new high-level cistern was fitted. Stuart is now more comfortable on the toilet and the cistern is out of harm’s way.

Pen-holder and clipboard

Joan, a feisty lady whose multiple sclerosis had left her with only head movement, wanted to be able to sign her own cheques and greetings cards. A clipboard and support frame was made to fit her electric wheelchair, together with a simple gel pen holder that she could hold in her mouth. Joan is now […]

Hoist for car

A client with multiple sclerosis wanted to go for rides in the TR5 which he used to race. This classic sports car is not suitable for conventional car hoists and so a special one was constructed. It was braced to the anti – roll bar. The client can now enjoy riding once again in his […]

Garden sieve

Rachel is a teenage girl with cerebral palsy who loves to garden, but had insufficient strength in her arms to hold a conventional gardening sieve. By simply adding a handle and two wheels to a standard sieve, she can sieve soil ready for use in the garden and in pots. Rachel now has a very […]

Feeding device

A young student with motor difficulties needed help to hold his plate at school mealtimes. An Anglepoise lamp was modified to hold his plate, with a simple locking mechanism to fix its position. The student is now able to feed himself at school from the securely supported plate.  

Drinking mug to deliver a measure of liquid

The client has limited swallowing and sucking capability. Using a standard teat topped mug results in liquid spilling over his face and body. A mug was requested that would give, say 20mg, each sip and be used by the client without assistance strengthening his only useful limb and increasing his independence. The valve, requiring suck […]

Commode trolley

This young woman, weighing 30 kg, has a commode trolley with a specially shaped cradle inclined at a fixed angle. The angle of inclination needed to be varied so that the client would be more towards a sitting position. The existing cradle was also too high above the toilet. The existing trolley was in two […]

Child’s swing

Nicole wanted to be able to climb up into a garden swing and then be adequately supported while swinging safely with other family members. Her mother had a bad back and found it difficult to assist her daughter in this activity. A wooden swing seat was made with side support and an adjustable pommel, to […]

Camera holder for Victoria

Victoria is a young lady with limited use of her hands who wished to follow her hobby of photography. However she had problems holding the camera steady and operating its controls from her wheelchair. A suitable shutter operating mechanism was devised using a lever to operate a conventional pneumatic squeeze-bulb. A movable frame based on an […]