Focus on: WE Care & Repair

WE Care & Repair is an award winning Home Improvement Agency helping people over 60 and disabled people of any age to continue living independently. As a local not-for-profit organisation working across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire it has been maintaining homes and providing advice for over 27 years. It offers a range of services including a handyperson service for small repairs, free safety, security and warmth checks, a larger repairs and adaptations service, practical support to help people return home after leaving hospital, and Housing Options information and advice for those thinking of moving on or maintaining their home for the future.

WECR handyperson imageThere are Home Independence Centres in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Yate. These showcase various bathing displays, shower units, raised-level kitchens, a variety of stairlifts and fully working through-floor lifts. On display are adapted living rooms, bedrooms, riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds to view and try. The centres also have a selection of assistive technology gadgets for visitors to test.

Older people living in North Somerset will also be able to access the services of an Occupational Therapist at the Home Independence Centre on Winterstoke Road in Weston-super-Mare. Appointments will initially be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, with Saturdays available on request.WECR kee clamp rail image

WE Care & Repair’s fully-qualified Occupational Therapists provide free assessments for older and disabled people to make living in their own homes more comfortable and to avoid having to move out to institutions. The Occupational Therapists work with people to assist them in becoming more independent in the areas that are important to them. This can be done by suggesting ways of doing things using items of equipment to complete activities of daily living, such as using a bath lift, a ramp or kitchen adaptations.They offer personal advice and help on what equipment is best for them and techniques to use it. Appointments for all three locations can be booked by calling 0300 323 0700.

For more information about any of the above please visit their website or call 0300 323 0700.