After struggling to access her downstairs bathroom, Margaret O’Brian wanted to make life a little easier for herself by investing in a new upstairs wash basin.
Margaret struggles with reduced mobility and requires a constant supply of oxygen to help her breathe.
To help her live comfortably despite her disabilities, her local council arranged for her home to be fitted with a new wet room and stairlift.
While the changes had helped make her property more accessible, Margaret was concerned that her nightly trips to the bathroom and kitchen were becoming dangerous.
Describing her difficulties, Margaret says it often took her “more than half an hour to get a drink”, with the journey leaving her tired and short of breath.
When speaking to her neighbours, Margaret learned that one of them had recently had a new wash basin fitted upstairs in their property.
Inspired by the idea, she got back in touch with the council and asked if they could offer her something similar.
After being quoted a wait time of two years, she was referred to Acis in hopes of getting the work done sooner.
Margaret reached out to our HomePlus team around seven weeks ago, and while a series of unrelated interruptions had delayed the project, works were finally completed mid-September.
Describing it as her “personal little bathroom”, she says her new sink has really “changed things for the better.”
“I’m ever so pleased with the way they’ve done it. I can have a wash and a drink upstairs now. All these little things have made a big difference.”
Acis HomePlus is here to support you and your family to remain independent in your home for as long as possible.
We can help prevent slips, trips and falls in the home by installing new home adaptations such as wet rooms, accessible kitchens, ramps, stairlifts and rails.
And our handyperson service is there to help do the jobs you can't.
From changing a lightbulb to fitting a new bathroom, we're here to help.
All our work is carried out by trusted and experienced tradespeople. Their skilled in transforming the homes of people living with mobility issues or disabilities.
We know everyone is different, so we take the time to understand your needs and tailor our services so they're just right.
We use stylish products from the country's leading brands, and ensure all our work fits in with your wider home.
Find out how we can help you and your family stay in the home you love
Our mission is to help people stay in the home of thier choice for as long as possible.
Maintaining people's independence and enhancing safety in the home is key, meaning less reliance on the health and social care sectors.
But we know we can't do it alone.
We work with likeminded organisations to support customers and reduce the stresses placed on public sector bodies.