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Geberit AquaClean provides bathroom independence for young people at Crocus Fields respite care facility

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When Nottingham City Council refurbished the bathrooms at its respite care facility, Crocus Fields, specifiers Kingkraft selected Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care shower toilets to ensure comfort and functionality for its residents.

Crocus fields provides short breaks for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities and those with additional health needs. The aim behind installing the Geberit AquaClean 8000plus was to make the bathroom more accessible for the less able as it combines the convenience of a warm water wash and a warm air-dryer. Easy to operate and virtually touch-free, the shower toilet gives the user a greater sense of independence, leaving them with a feeling of cleanliness at the touch of a button.

“The Geberit shower toilets are fantastic and have made a huge difference to the young people that use them. Having them installed means they have more independence with less intrusion from care givers, which is hugely important to them,” commented Joanne Wright, Crocus Fields Manager.

“We needed the shower toilets to be easy to operate, as the youngsters may not always be familiar with the technology, and the Geberit AquaClean is extremely simple to use.”

Commenting on the project, Russell Bland, Geberit Area Sales Manager said: “The whole ethos surrounding Crocus Fields is built on treating each young person as an individual and making the facilities as homely as possible. Those staying at Crocus Fields for respite support may not be with their parents or usual care givers. The Geberit AquaClean shower toilets enable them to have a good level of independence when using the bathroom, an important consideration for young people, particularly when they are in an unfamiliar environment.”

“When new staff join Crocus Fields, Geberit will provide ongoing training and support, to ensure the advantages of the shower toilets can always be fully realised.”

Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care was chosen for the project by Kingkraft, a company with many years’ experience of working with Geberit in helping to maintain the independence of people with varying degrees of mobility. “When Crocus Fields were looking for a WC that was flexible enough to meet the varied user needs and a product that was reliable, Geberit AquaClean was the natural solution,” explains Kingkraft Sales and Marketing Manager Dale Spademan. “We installed all four shower toilets within three days, with no problems at all.”

For more information on the benefits of Geberit AquaClean call Geberit on 01926 516800 or visit www.geberit-aquaclean.co.uk

For details on the Crocus Fields facility visit www.crocusfields.co.uk. For information on the work of Kingkraft click on www.kingkraft.co.uk

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