The latest report on delivery of home adaptation provision maintains ‘the overarching aim’ is for it to be accessible and timely.

But a growing number of older people will either have to, or will choose, to pay for essential alterations themselves: they want to stay in their home, and either do not qualify for grant funding, or want something more aspirational in design.

Closomat- Britain’s leading provider of accessible bathroom/ toilet solutions- offers a unique package that helps self funders ensure professional execution of a bathroom adaptation, and its ongoing, long-term performance.

Closomat manufactures the brand leader in shower (wash & dry toilets). It also supplies a raft of additional bathroom fixtures that enable people to continue to live independently, and more safely, in their home. Innovatively, the company offers a complete project management service, covering survey to install and commissioning. Further, once the assistive technology is installed, Closomat can provide ongoing service & maintenance as required.

“The report(*)cites people’s desire for good design,” observes Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “It actually quotes one respondent who said they didn’t want visitors using the bathroom as it looked like it was for a disabled person and they did not want to look disabled.

“Bear in mind, the bathroom is the most common room to be adapted, and the toilet the most frequent fixture therein to be addressed: it makes sense to use the expertise of the market leader, that brings with it a reputation for quality and reliability, in design, product and service. It’s about peace of mind, for all involved, for as long as the adaptation is needed.”

Closomat offers a comprehensive range of equipment to achieve an accessible WC/bathroom/ wetroom. Its Palma Vita is the biggest-selling shower toilet on the market, and is the only one that can be retrospectively accessorised to accommodate changing needs.

Closomat’s latest model, the Asana, claims to be the ultimate in intimate hygiene. It also offers toilet lifters, shower seats, fixed and height adjustable washbasins and support systems.

Complimenting the products, Closomat’s project management service is fully C(DM) compliant. Its core products can be subject of subsequent service & maintenance packages, to give complete peace of mind.

Full details of Closomat’s adaptation offerings can be found on its website