Customised solutions supporting people with disabilitiesSeptember 27, 2018
Solve Disability Solutions help and support people with disabilities live more independently and give people the opportunely to pursue their goals at home, at school, at work and at leisure by providing highly customized equipment that meets their individual needs.
Through your donations Solve Disability Solutions received a $10,000 grant from the Give Where You Live Foundation which enables Solve Disability Solutions to improve the quality of life of both clients and carers, increase their independence and provide them with opportunities to achieve their goals.
Examples of projects include: modifications to walker handles and bikes, assistance with setting up book page turner and a raised platform for double swing chair.
A client of Solve Disability Solutions who has a respiratory disease and shortness of breath needed to be able to sit down whilst showering. The client’s shower is over a bath which doesn’t support a traditional bath-board, so she needed a customised solution made to fit inside the glass shower screen.
A volunteer from the Barwon Branch was able to make this shower seat out of marine grade chair by adding side outriggers that locate in the arm rests of the bath and two legs which contact the bottom of the bath. This gives the chair six points of contact which makes the chair very stable. The woman reports that she can now shower independently, which has improved her quality of life dramatically.