Gedling Borough Council, GB supports independent living for seniors with Bath Out initiative
Gedling Borough Council, GB Bath Out Independent Living
The program sought 15 senior residents in Netherfield interested in converting bathrooms into wet rooms. Project partner Longhurst Group worked with each participant on design options including walk-in showers, grab bars, and accessible sinks. Gedling Borough Council covered Bath Out's £105,000 cost with money received from the Better Care Fund. Each conversion will save an estimated £73,000 by reducing hospital and supported housing stays caused by falls.
<p>Gedling Borough Council has completed a ‘Bath Out’ scheme to adapt older people’s bathrooms into wet rooms and enable them to live independently for longer.</p>
Council converts bathrooms to wet rooms so elderly residents in Netherfield can remain in their own homes - Gedling Eye
15 properties in the town were identified as meeting the criteria to have their standard bathrooms converted into accessible wet rooms.
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