Adam Thomas has been invited to join a panel of respected speakers to give a seminar on Accessible Kitchen Design at the CPD Seminar Theatre during Naidex 2011.
Taking place from 5-7 April 2011 at Birmingham’s NEC, Naidex is the UK’s leading show for disability, daily living and rehabilitation. A full complement of exciting exhibits and a challenging and informative seminar programme add up to a really useful day out for Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Architects and other professionals involved in adaptations.
Adam’s speaking date will be confirmed shortly. Mark your diary now, and watch this space for more details.
Adam may be available for individual appointments during the Naidex show on a limited basis. If you would like an appointment to discuss your project please contact the Design Matters office to register your interest.
Can’t make Naidex? Adam will be leading a full training day at the Disabled Living Foundation on the Harrow Road in London W9 on 29 March 2011. This one-day course on the Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design assumes basic understanding of a range of impairments and is designed for professionals such as Occupational Therapists and Case Managers. The training day includes opportunities to discuss specific design questions and also covers a detailed Case Study. View the DLF Training Brochure for more details.
See the Design Matters team in action at Naidex this year.
We had a great time meeting visitors, running training sessions at the CPD Seminar Theatre, and demonstrating our fully featured kitchen display.
If you missed Naidex this year, call the office number for an Access Matters brochure or for more information.
With only a few remaining training dates available for 2010, we are working on our training schedule for 2011. Design Matters training can be accessed either via the Disabled Living Foundation in London, which runs our courses every year, or we can bring a trainer and assistant to a venue of your choice across England and Wales.
Our one-day training course entitled ‘The Basic Principles of Accessible Kitchen Design’ is aimed primarily at Occupational Therapists, as it assumes a certain level of understanding of various impairments requiring kitchen adaptation. However Case Managers, Architects and Personal Injury Solicitors might also be interested in becoming better acquainted with the issues surrounding kitchen design for their clients who are pursuing compensation claims to improve their independence and quality of life.
Adam Thomas is an acknowledged expert in the field of inclusive kitchen design and has many hundreds of successful designs to his credit for olderpeople, wheelchair users and people with a variety of conditions such as muscular dystrophy, muscular sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, acquired brain injury, arthritis, dementia and restricted growth. His ethos is simple: Kitchens can be fully accessible and attractive, and can be designed to last a lifetime. Find out more about the growing field of inclusive design, the fundamentals of accessible kitchen design, and the latest products and design techniques on our intensive one-day course.
We supply a lead trainer and assistant, and all training materials. You supply a maximum of 20 delegates, refreshments and a training venue. An extensive case study is included to bring the theory to life. New for 2011: Case study can be varied according to your training requirements.
Fees vary depending on the distance of the training venue from our headquarters in South Bucks. Contact Natalie Foskett our training coordinator for more information.
We are delighted to announce that the Design Matters team will be at Naidex 2010, from 20-22 April at the NEC, Birmingham. Always an exciting show, Naidex is the premier exhibition for accessible products in the UK, and we are delighted to be attending for the third year in a row.
With a stunning fully featured kitchen display on stand G106, and the opportunity to book an appointment with Adam Thomas our award-winning accessible kitchen designer, Naidex 2010 is the place to be if you are looking for kitchen inspiration.
Our Naidex display kitchen will feature an exciting new colour scheme for 2010, and a wide range of products and storage ideas for you to try out. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our brochure while you are visiting the stand and chat to our helpful staff who are there to answer all your questions. There will be plenty to see and experience if you are looking for kitchen ideas.
If you would like to meet with Adam, please pre-book your time slot by calling us on the office number. There are a limited number of meeting slots available each day, so don’t delay in contacting us. Please bring along a rough sketch, or plans of your new kitchen space to make the best use of this unique opportunity.
Calling all OTs and health professionals! Adam will be speaking twice during the official Naidex seminar programme on accessible kitchen design. There is no need to book in advance for these sessions, just turn up on the day: April 21st at 1130h and April 22nd at 1330h.
Registering to attend Naidex is simple, just visit www.naidex.co.uk and click on Register Now to pre-register for quick and easy entrance on the day of your choice. We look forward to seeing you there!