New equipment on show to help independent living

August 01 2018
New equipment on show to help independent living

An adapted kitchen, new bathroom fixtures, and a dementia friendly information area have been shown off at a Celestine House open day in Yate.

Celestine House is a modified home where adaptations can be demonstrated and tried out.  It aims to enable disabled and elderly people to live independently for longer.  The aids include a through floor lift, high/low kitchen units, telecare, and hoisting equipment. 

The house is managed by council staff who are on hand to provide information to visitors. 

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, joined care professionals at the event. She said: “We are lucky to have such a fantastic facility in South Gloucestershire for residents to be able to see and try out all of the latest aids and adaptations in a true home setting.”

“We are committed to helping people stay independent in their homes for longer and this innovative resource will be hugely beneficial for older and disabled people when they come to make those all-important choices about adapting their own homes and gardens for the future.”