Free wetroom offer for disabled people

DISABLED people across Dudley and Sandwell, who have been refused Government grants for much-needed bathroom adaptations because of cutbacks, are being offered help by a wetroom supplier.

Impey Showers is appealing for entries from Dudley and Sandwell to its Impey Cares scheme which donates showering facilities to disabled people.

The family-run company is campaigning to raise awareness of the increasingly difficult situation faced by disabled and elderly people in the wake of Government spending cuts.

Impey Cares offers free wetroom adaptations to those who desperately need the vital work to be carried out but who have been refused funding through a Disabled Facilities Grant.

In its first year in 2012, it attracted hundreds of applications and carried out five adaptations, including one in the West Midlands, and due to its success has decided to continue the scheme for another year.

Impey Showers representative John Benson, based in Rowley Regis, said: “Due to the success, feedback and findings of Impey Cares so far, in 2013 Impey Showers plan to take the stories of those disabled and vulnerable people to the Government to raise further awareness of how many people are suffering as a result of funding cuts.

“Independent living is a basic human right and we look forward to helping more people experience the life-changing difference a wetroom can bring.”

Applications are invited from those with a mobility problem or disability, their carers or representatives from schools, charities and other not-for-profit organisations. For details visit www.impeycare.co.uk

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