Wetroom experts Impey Showers have earmarked a further four healthcare wetrooms to give away to disabled and elderly people through the Impey Cares initiative this year.
Launched in 2012, the scheme has attracted around 1000 applications from people with mobility issues across the country for much needed bathroom adaptions. Around 50% of all applications have been from people that have been refused Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) or have been on a waiting list for more than two years.
DFG, provided by the Government, is a grant that assists people to make the necessary adaptations to their homes in order to live independently. Government spending cuts have meant that local authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to support disabled and elderly people.
Impey Cares aims to raise awareness of the Government funding cuts and how this affects the everyday lives of disabled and elderly people whilst providing a number of free healthcare wetrooms to encourage independent living.
Neil Whitehead, from Impey Showers, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to continue donating free wetrooms to those that need it most in 2014. Thousands of people are unable to shower independently or as easily as possible because they are unable to obtain the funding. Impey will continue to help these people, their carers, friends and family by raising awareness of the problems so many disabled people face without funds and provide as many free wetrooms as we can’.
Impey Cares wetrooms are awarded every 3-4 months. To apply, please visit www.impeycare.co.uk. For those who don’t have access to a computer or struggle writing applications, there is now an Impey Cares hotline where someone will be happy to take your application via phone interview. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 920 0019 to make an appointment.