Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Accessible Housing

When it comes to moving home, redecorating or even re-modelling our homes there is so much to think about out.  When my Grandparents recently moved home, one thing that was important to them was to have enough room for a wheelchair to get around, something many of us will never have to think about.

Some of those things we had to look for when choosing a new place to live included, rooms which had a turning circle of 1.5m to allow the wheelchair to maneuver around the house with ease, radiators not protruding too far off the wall, again causing a hazard and even making sure going from room to room had flat surfaces with no steps.

The infographic has been created by Osbornes’ it shows in really good detail how the average house would have to be changed to accommodate a wheelchair user and I only wish we had had this graphic when moving my Grandparents because there are so many helpful pointers that we totally forgot about.

Thankfully all went well and they are both really happy in their new home.

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  1. I miss the little things that the council had put in out old house for me. I had bars on the bath to help me in and out and other aides to help me in certain rooms. Here we have none of that. We definitely need to look at making the house more Lou-friendly soon :)

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