Involving about eighty organisations in the UK, our groups of volunteer engineers are dedicated to making equipment designed to enable people with disabilities achieve independence. Although donations are welcome all devices are provided free!
Whilst large projects can be undertaken, experience shows it is little things that make a difference, such as devices to assist in opening windows or turn on taps, and aids for knitting, artwork, dressing and exercising. Most referrals come from healthcare professionals, but enquiries from the general public are also welcome.
Some of our recent unique projects are:
- Battery operated buzzer box for lady who had difficulty in calling house at the bingo.
- Modified commercial eating utensil for a client with difficulty in holding.
- Art brush holders to enable paraplegics to perform mouth painting.
- Device to help an arm amputee operate telephone and TV/Video handsets.
For further information telephone 0191 257 5353, or visit our national web site www.remap.org.uk.
by Alistair Moat