Positive and Accessible Changes to Your Lifestyle

Recently there has been a call for the government to develop more accessible and inclusive homes to meet the national demand. With around 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK alone, this campaign is more relevant than ever.

If you’re a wheelchair user or live in a household with one, there are a few things you can change to make life easier. Here are some adjustments you can make to guarantee a more accessible and wheelchair-friendly home:

Home Improvements

 

People come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s no reason why your home shouldn’t reflect that. Lowering your kitchen worktops and clotheslines and adding ramps and rails to doorways can make a home much more accessible for a wheelchair user.

In addition, widening your doorways to allow a wheelchair to easily fit through will make moving around the house much easier. Don’t forget to clear away the clutter so there’s a clear path for a wheelchair to move through.

One home essential thing that’s often overlooked is the importance of a good mattress. A specialised one can enhance your life greatly and become a positive change in your home as there are mattresses designed to provide back support, or for those who have difficulty getting in and out of bed.

Introduce a Pet

 

 

Having a pet around the home is sure to lift everyone’s mood – caring for animals and having their constant companionship encourages a positive change in the human psyche. Plus, they’re a good reason to get out of the house on a regular basis and be social with other dog walkers, for example.

However, if pets aren’t your thing, how about looking after a houseplant, tending to your garden or growing a vegetable patch? It will give you something to nurture, as well as a reason to venture into the great outdoors to get some fresh air, which can improve your health and your mood.

Invest in an Accessible Vehicle

 

 

Accessibility in public areas can often be a major issue for a wheelchair user, such as on public transport, in shops or in theatres and cinemas. A wheelchair accessible vehicle, like from Allied Mobility, could be the answer to improving yours or a family member’s social life. They allow the opportunity for increased freedom and independence with adaptations that are tailored specifically for the needs of wheelchair users, including lowered floors, user-friendly wheelchair restraints and lightweight access ramps.

Welcome a positive change into your lifestyle by embracing a more accessible home, with added perks for wheelchair users (like an adorable pet dog!) This could do wonders to lift the spirits of the entire family and allow you to enjoy more worry-free time both in and out of the home.

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