AbleStay is a registered charity with the mission of providing fully accessible holiday accommodation to disabled people and their families. AbleStay has purchased its first property in London and has transformed it, making it wheelchair accessible, with a fully adapted bathroom, an accessible kitchen, a bedroom with profiling beds, a ceiling track hoist and more.
The AbleStay charity began when it became apparent that most disabled people are unable to visit London, England’s Capital City because of accessibility. Founders Charles and Jo were staggered to realise that no hotel, nor self-catering property was designed to meet the needs of those with complex physical disabilities.
Not only this, but there are 1⁄4 million + people in the UK with complex physical disability (Cerebral Palsy, MND, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury etc) and there is nowhere suitable to stay in London. So, they decided to take it upon themselves to create one.
Large accessible bathroom/wetroom – ceiling hoist from bedroom, height adjustable bath, Geberit shower toilet, accessible basin, shower trolley, large wet room shower area, Rifton HTS shower chairs and grab rails
Accessibility is, of course, more than just handrails and the bathroom in particular is a space that can be a challenge for people with disabilities.
Geberit gifted a Mera Care shower toilet to the AbleStay house to contribute towards the accessibility of the family bathroom. Stylish and innovative, the Geberit AquaClean Mera Care toilet features an oscillating spray arm that cleans at the touch of a button with a jet of warm water and a warm air dryer, offering ease of cleaning after using the toilet.
GEBERIT AQUACLEAN MERA CARE
In addition to an oscillating spray and warm air dryer, the Geberit AquaClean Mera Care toilet boasts a host of additional features to aid personal hygiene and help users to live a more independent life, including an automatic flush function via user detection, remote control, programmable user profiles for multiple users, and a continuous flow heater for constant warm water.
Geberit has taken every ounce of its 150 years of experience
in helping to understand the wants and needs of its customers and put that into creating a product that can make a guaranteed difference to the way customers live day in day out.
Everything is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and the Geberit development team is constantly evolving and enhancing every aspect of the product to ensure it meets the needs of the customer.
AbleStay intend on expanding and offering more fully accessible homes to families and disabled individuals. Innovations which allow disabled people the same luxuries as everyone else are essential, whether that be the luxury of a family holiday home or the simple pleasure of privacy and dignity in the bathroom.
Co-founder Charles said: “We are hugely grateful to Geberit. People need bathrooms with an accessible basin, toilet and bath which currently isn’t available despite huge demand. We intend on expanding throughout the UK and are so appreciative of Geberit’s help with this first curial house.”
Learn more about AbleStay here: https://www.ablestay.co.uk/