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We are committed to delivering our essential services as safely as possible. We will continue to ensure the safety of the people we serve, their occupational therapists, carers, and the Remap volunteers who design, make and install specialist equipment. We will continue to monitor Government and NHS guidance regarding social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment and we will undertake sufficient risk assessments.

We are still here, able to provide help, and we will continue to take special measures to do so.

Keith’s crutches go hands free

Posted 19 April 2018 in Stories

A smiling man holding a crutch. The other is propped by a window

Anyone who has ever used crutches knows that they never stay where they are propped. No matter how careful you are, they always end up on the floor. For someone as busy as Keith, this is highly frustrating. Trying to balance his crutches and his piles of marking on his lap while scooting around busy school corridors was an impossible task.

Luckily, Martin from our Essex Central group was able to come to the rescue. He mounted a steel disc onto each crutch, and tiny yet powerful neodymium magnets around Keith’s home, school and on the back of his scooter. Keith simply places his crutches so the magnet attracts the discs and they are held firmly. When he needs them again, a quick tug on each crutch releases them from the magnet and he’s ready to go.

Keith says, “Remap adaptations undoubtedly make my day-to-day life much easier with a positive effect on my mindset. Small tweaks do make a big difference.”

A longer version of this article appeared in the Essex Chronicle on 19th April 2018

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