Lockable safety device for existing gas cooker pipework. Carer can easily turn the valve on
and off, enabling the vulnerable person to continue to use their gas cooker safely. When the valve is locked, the cooker can’t be unintentionally turned on or left on when the carer or relative is out of the room.
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Product suggestion by Dawood Haddadi – Environmental Health & Housing Consultancy (EHHC) and Viva Access trainer.
CARE ACT – GUIDANCE FOR OTS
(including section on Disabled Facilities Grants)
A series of guides to the Care Act has been developed by the College of Occupational Therapists.
They focus on four areas of the Care Act (2014):
- Disabled Facilities Grants
- Transitions; custodial settings; employment, education and training
Click HERE to download a copy.
Report: The cost-benefit to the NHS arising from preventative housing interventions.
Report on a BRE research project which considers the cost-benefits of preventative home interventions by reducing the need for NHS treatment and reducing the subsequent need for reactive home adaptations in as many cases as possible.
Should be of interest to OTs, adaptations officers and grants departments – and to managers, policy makers and budget holders in particular.
A summary of the report is available free of charge HERE.
The full report is available to download from the BRE website for £30 – visit http://www.brebookshop.com/details.jsp?id=327646
The BRE Bookshop can be visited at http://www.brebookshop.com
Focus Report: learning lessons from complaints (March 2016)
By Local Government Ombudsman Office.
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigates complaints about councils and social care providers. This report highlights some of the complaints the LGO has received when the adaptations process goes wrong, and the impact this can have on people’s lives. It aims to draw attention to common issues and offer local authorities good practice guidance to ensure their grant allocation schemes run as smoothly as they can for those in need of adaptations.