Involving Lucy from the outset will support us to achieve our accessible design aims and we’re thrilled to have her on board. Here, she shares more about her work and how she came to find out about Invisible Creations®.
“I am very excited to be working with the Invisible Creations® team at such an important and pivotal time in their journey. I first heard about Invisible Creations® and their primary launch product, the ‘plant pot-holding’ grab rail, earlier this year. I was intrigued by this new company and wanted to find out more about them. So, having read up a little more on their ethos and their goals, which worked in synergy with my own as an Inclusive Design Occupational Therapist, I got in touch via social media. The rest is now history and here I am, a specialist consultant working with this fabulous innovative company.
“I have worked in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 20 years and have assisted both children and adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, day centres, and in association with Social Services, Housing Providers, Housing Associations, Architects, Surveyors, bathroom installers, etc. In addition, I have carried out consulting work for hundreds of individuals in a private capacity.
“Over the years I have continued to develop my passion to bridge the gap between Social Care, Health and Housing in the belief that so much of everybody’s health, happiness and welfare is dependent on living in a suitable, accessible and safe environment.
“When we are physically well and have no ailments, it’s easy to take our daily routines for granted. Washing and dressing, making a meal, going up and down the stairs, shopping, cooking, watching TV or hanging the washing up. But when simple tasks become more difficult or impossible to complete, life soon becomes increasingly frustrating and upsetting. This, in turn, affects our confidence, our sense of self and our quality of life.
“Many people are unaware of what help is available to them and that even making small changes, like fitting a support rail in the right place or having better lighting can make a huge difference. Over the years so many clients I’ve worked with have refused rails, or to use aids based on their appearance saying “I don’t want that in my house” or “that will draw attention to my problems”. They have concerns about how these new additions would change the look of their home, or make them feel like they are “disabled” or “getting old”.
“We all want our homes to be a reflection of us – our tastes and styles – and none of us want our homes to look and feel like a hospital. Unfortunately, so many aids and adaptations still evoke this feeling for clients. Invisible Creations® is determined to change this by ensuring that everyone can have attractive and helpful aids that will enhance lives – not detract from them. They Design for Dignity ™!
“I am committed to good design and effective function that works for all and therefore very pleased to be working with a company which also holds these values. I look forward to developing aids and designing modifications which will work hand-in-hand to enhance people’s safety and independence, as well as the look and feel of their home.”
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