Remap is a national charity that creates custom-made equipment for independence. They have a network of local groups, where volunteers use their innovative ideas and practical skills to make bespoke solutions for individual disabled people.
All of their work is carried out and checked by expert engineers, carpenters, technicians and occupational therapists.
Remap can help where there doesn't seem to be an existing solution to your access need. That means there isn't a particular 'type' of equipment that they make - it depends on the individual, what they want to do, and what the barriers are. It doesn't need to be an "essential" task either - the charity help with hobbies, sports and anything else you want to do independently.
There are examples of their work on their website, including:
- A folding perching stool and walking stick - there are various similar products available, but none offering the stability, light weight and one-handed operation the client needed.
- A hospital bed rocker - for a young girl who needs constant calming movement to sleep, and uses a hospital style bed at home.
- Foot stop for sit-to-stand aid - Adapting an existing piece of equipment to help the client keep her foot on the platform.
- Steadying stand for cordless drill - For a client whose cerebral palsy makes it difficult to hold the drill steady for his DIY projects.
- Changing table - Remap have made many changing tables and other items for disabled parents, adapted to their particular needs.
There is no charge for Remap's support.
Contact Remap directly. If they think they can help, a volunteer from your nearest group will be in touch to discuss what you need.