Viva Access provides training and consultancy services to agencies and individuals involved in the design and build of accessible housing - such as occupational therapists, Home Improvement Agencies, Care & Repair services, surveyors, architects and EHOs. We aim, through training and consultancy, to promote accessible environments for all users, including those who are older or disabled.
We specialise in wheelchair housing, adapted dwellings, sheltered housing schemes, extra-care facilities and Categories 1, 2 & 3 of Part M of the Building Regulations.
We operate throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and over the past 15 years have developed a growing reputation as both training provider and access consultancy.
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Thank you for a great course. All of it was excellent. I will be more confident when designing bathrooms and kitchens – relating to heights, turning spaces needed etc, and also relating to people with visual impairments
Medway Occupational Therapy Service
Excellent informative day, run by someone who quite obviously is an expert in the field and a great resource for us to draw on
Taunton Occupational Therapy Service
Excellent course! Hope to be able to do more training in future. Thank you!!
Liverpool OT service
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do Public & In-House courses differ?
Public courses are held at specific venues on specific dates of year and are open to all. In-House Training is commissioned by organisations for their staff.
How far will you travel?
We will deliver In-House training anywhere in the UK and Ireland i.e. in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland.
Who attends your courses?
Our courses are very popular with Occupational Therapists, Surveyors, Home Improvement Agencies, Care & Repair services and EHOs / grants officers.
What topics do you cover?
We cover a wide range of Housing Adaptation and Design issues, such as reading plans, ramps, bathroom adaptations, wheelchair design, kitchens, lifts, DFGs, children with autism and more.
Can I organise a course privately?
Yes of course. Usually we are asked by organisations to deliver training in the workplace to their staff but increasingly groups of private individuals are coming together and asking us to work with them.
How much do your In-House courses cost?
We charge a daily rate which is all-inclusive (of fee and expenses). Discounts apply when multiple days are booked. Please contact us for a copy of our Fee Schedule and discussion around your training needs.