Access Walk-in Baths echoes BHTA’s call to choose its members for trusted home adaptations
Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Access Walk-in Baths is reinforcing a call from the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) for people to trust tradespeople for home adaptations and the importance of trade associations.
Access Walk-in Baths is a member of the BHTA, which means it is a trusted seller that adheres to a strict code of conduct as approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). This ensures its customers receive a fair deal and ethical service, which is delivered by Access Walk-in Baths through a carefully selected network of distributors.
Now, the accessible domestic baths specialist is echoing the BHTA’s latest campaign to encourage home adaptations through trusted providers.
It comes following recent market research completed by Ipsos MORI for the Good Home Inquiry – an independent review of England’s poor-quality housing stock commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better.
The survey was conducted online with adults in England aged 18-75 to understand people’s attitudes around home improvements and why many are avoiding accessible adaptations if mobility becomes challenging.
Findings from the 50-70 age bracket suggest:
- Just under two-thirds do not trust tradespeople will do a good job
- Over half feel tradespeople will not give a fair cost for the job
- A third believe that a tradesperson or company being a member of an accredited trade association, such as the BHTA, increases their level of trust
- 32 percent state that they did not trust tradespeople at all
These opinions could represent a worrying trend, Access Walk-in Baths highlights, especially during the pandemic, as elderly and disabled individuals resist vital adaptations in the home. This will impact on safety, confidence and mobility resulting in the need for extra care and pressures on the NHS through potential injuries.
Adaptations, such as walk-in baths, provide crucial support for people to maintain positive mental health and well-being, without dependency on others or the need for residential care.
Representing over 400 companies in the healthcare and assistive technology industry, the BHTA and its members work to create an ethical trading environment that gives consumers confidence.
Responding to findings from the survey, Dr Simon Festing, Chief Executive Officer of the British Healthcare Trades Association, commented: “The results of this research reveal all our fears of dodgy tradespeople. But we believe that with the right approach, older people can still go ahead and get essential adaptations and improvements to their homes, which they need to live healthier and independent lives.
“As one of the longest-established trade associations in the healthcare sector, the BHTA understands just how important trust is when it comes to having work carried out for vital installations, such as handrails, stairlifts, ramps and accessible baths and bathrooms.
“We would encourage all consumers to go ahead and make the necessary changes to their homes to keep themselves safe, mobile and independent, by seeking out a BHTA member. Our members (such as Access Walk-in Baths) commit to our Code of Practice, ensuring they uphold standards over and above the law, to give consumers confidence that they are professional and ethical.
“We recommend consumers look out for the BHTA’s logo on companies’ websites and literature when searching for companies that provide and install home adaptations. The logo acts as a badge of trust and can be found proudly displayed by all BHTA members.”
Access Walk-in Bath’s range of compact to full-length walk-in baths provides a safe and accessible bathing experience for users with restricted mobility. Available through trade dealers, plumbing and building merchants, the accessible domestic baths specialist provides independence and peace of mind in the home.
The company only signposts customers to reputable providers so product quality is matched by exceptional service – this is the support the BHTA champions to combat recent distrust in tradespeople.https://thiis.co.uk/access-walk-in-baths-echoes-bhtas-call-to-choose-its-members-for-trusted-home-adaptations/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ACC_bathfitting.jpg?fit=900%2C504&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ACC_bathfitting.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsAccess Walk-in Baths,BHTA,British Healthcare Trades Association,Centre for Ageing Better,Gainsborough Healthcare Group,Good Home Inquiry,home adaptations,housing adaptations,Ipsos MORI,trade association,trades peoplePart of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Access Walk-in Baths is reinforcing a call from the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) for people to trust tradespeople for home adaptations and the importance of trade associations. Access Walk-in Baths is a member of the BHTA, which means it is a trusted seller...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine