If you are a professional Occupational Therapist or Case Manager, and would like a day’s training in a small group setting, why not join the next training day at the Disabled Living Foundation on 27 November 2012.
Adam Thomas will present his comprehensive one-day seminar entitled ‘The Basic Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design’, assisted by our Office Manager, Natalie Presbury. Adam is the country’s leading accessible kitchen designer, and an acknowledged expert in his field having worked recently as head consultant on accessible kitchens for the Olympic Village. Read his full biography on our web site.
The day covers an in-depth analysis of the essential elements to be considered, along with explanation of current best practice and presentation of some of the latest products for accessible kitchens. Delegates will also visit the fully featured Access Matters display kitchen in the DLF Equipment Centre to illustrate some of the points raised during the day. All course materials are supplied and, in the afternoon an in-depth case study will be presented, followed by a hands-on design exercise.
This one day training course is also suitable for Grant Officers, Environmental Health Officers and anyone else who is responsible for providing kitchen adaptations in a professional capacity.
For more details and to sign up, go to the Disabled Living Foundation web site. If you have any queries about the suitability of the course for you, call us on the office number: 01628 531584, or email us.
Our training day can also be tailored to meet the needs of local authorities and group OT/Case Management practices. A dedicated day is a very cost-effective way of providing CPD for your entire team. Contact us for more details on the office number above.
We are delighted to confirm that Design Matters is supplying a fully featured accessible kitchen for the Naidex 2012 Independent Living Show Home at the NEC, Birmingham from 1-3 May.
The house itself is being designed by iHUS, and will comprise a comprehensive range of rooms and accessible features that can be browsed and experienced by all visitors to Naidex 2012.
Adam Thomas is currently putting the finishing touches to the design and colour scheme for the Design Matters Accessible Kitchen that we will have manufactured specially for Naidex. Do pass the word around to family, friends and colleagues and come and see us at the Show Home.
If you are planning a kitchen adaptation and would like to meet Adam during the show, a limited number of appointments will be available. Please contact the office to make an appointment, and for more information.
We hope to be able to share more details of this spectacular new kitchen very soon. In the meantime, register for Naidex 2012 now, using this link to the Naidex web site.
Adam Thomas will be attending the Case Management Society UK Conference as a delegate, at the Gatwick Hilton on 4 November 2011.
The CMS UK event taking place over 3-4 November is aimed specifically at Case Managers and OTs working in case management practices. For more information on the conference and last chance to book your place, visit the CMS UK website.
Design Matters will be exhibiting at Naidex South on 19-20 October at ExCel London. We will be demonstrating a Ropox rise and fall table and distributing leaflets and Access Matters furniture brochures. For more information visit the Naidex South web site.
This year Naidex South will be taking place in conjunction with the GLA Disability Capital Conference 2011 on 20 October. See the full story using this link.
If you would like to book an appointment with Adam at either of these events, please contact the office by email.
We have been offering training to Occupational Therapists, Case Managers and Grant Officers for over five years and our one-day course is always well received. It is as much an opportunity for Adam Thomas to get away from his desk and meet colleagues on the front line as it is for health professionals to get up close and personal with the latest techniques and materials we are using at Design Matters to create truly innovative, inclusive kitchens.
Here’s what some recent delegates said about their training day:
“We are re-visiting our wheelchair kitchen design brief following this training.”
“Excellent. Thorough knowledge of problems and how to overcome them.”
“This training will give me more insight when identifying client needs.”
“Excellent style and presentation.”
“Really good and thought-provoking.”
“I am actually looking forward to designing a kitchen and putting it into practice!”
Following the success of the training sessions held at the CPD Seminar Theatre at Naidex 2010, there are only a few training dates remaining for 2010.
Our one day course is led by Adam Thomas of Design Matters and aimed principally at Occupational Therapists. Entitled ‘The Basic Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design’ the course assumes a good basic understanding of various impairments, but no previous experience of kitchen adaptation is necessary.
The day is intensive and includes a detailed case study to help participants get a feel for the basic principles by applying them to a real life design challenge. All course materials are provided and the course can either be taken at the Disabled Living Foundation in London, or at another location by arrangement with our training coordinator, Natalie Foskett. Increasingly, local authorities are training up to 20 OTs per year by way of this course, and we have excellent feedback from them via our evaluation forms.
This course may also be of interest to Case Managers, Personal Injury Solicitors and Architects with an interest in the assessment of claims for compensation for spinal injury, acquired brain injury, people affected by thalidomide and a wide variety of other injuries. It is now possible to improve independence and quality of life with a quality kitchen that is fully accessible, looks attractive, and fits comfortably into any home.
Contact Natalie at the office number for more details.