Caretech UK launches new assistive living centre for the elderly and disabled in Essex
Essex-based Caretech UK has opened a fully functioning, adapted living showroom to feature home environment access solutions for people with reduced mobility.
The firm, which supplies and services independent living aids, is situated on Brook Industrial Estate in Rayleigh and will be hosting regular training events for engineers, occupational therapists (OTs) and private clients.
The showroom was opened by local MP, the RT Hon Mark Francois, who stated: “I am delighted to have accessible companies like Caretech within my constituency.
“Caretech are a leading provider of technological equipment for the elderly and disabled. They have opened a fully functional showroom to further increase access to the services they supply locally, to those that may need it.
“I am pleased to be officially opening their showroom today and glad to see following the pandemic, they are building back better and delivering a vital service to our local area.”
Tony Mears, Director of Caretech UK, commented: “We have been working for many years as an NHSSC-approved maintenance company specialising in, but not exclusive to – beds, baths, hoists, stairlift and through floor lifts.
“During the lockdown, and whilst staff were working from home or furloughed, we used the time to build new “Covid-compliant offices”.
“This freed up space to put in an engineer training area with working products, including beds, baths, overhead and mobile hoists, stairlifts and through floor lifts.
“It has morphed into a training assessment centre for engineers, OTs and private clients. Caretech is particular when it comes to the products and suppliers it approves – all of which are chosen by our engineering team based on reliability, ease of maintenance, robustness, availability of spares, OEM tech support, and of course, user experience.
“May I thank Invacare, Liko, Handicare, Joerns, Pollock Lifts and Reval for their support both on the open day and throughout the project.
“Also, a special thanks to my excellent team who has put up with the dust and noise over the past months. I hope we have provided a unique centre which can be used by local professionals for hoist training and by the local community when they need to make an informed decision with regards to home access.
“Caretech is approved repairer for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that do not have resources to cover the UK with engineers. If you need product repaired, delivered, maintained or installed please make contact.”
Those wishing to book the facility for training or for a product assessment are invited to call the customer service team on 01268 775585.