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Adapt2Fit

Adapt2Fit is an innovative source of information on equipment and adaptations for older and disabled people

Adapting a homeMan in wheelchair at door

New self-help guide to housing equipment, aids and adaptations

A new self-help guide for people needing housing equipment, aids and adaptations in Scotland has been published. Paper-based, to suit the many older and disabled people who don't have access to the internet, Adapt2Fit offers guidance on how to choose aids and equipment, where to find them and when to seek advice from professionals.

Aimed to equip readers with the information they need to help themselves, a range of ideas are offered that vary from simple to more complex. For example, an 'adaptation' could be as simple as moving a piece of furniture or using an everyday item in a different way. To assist in situations where specialised equipment is required, a list of Scotland-wide directory of specialist suppliers is provided.

The brochure format features extensive use of diagrams and follows best practice in terms of accessible information. Its larger print, matt finish and good colour contrast make it particularly well suited for visually impaired people. Simple design elements, like the spiral-bound format, make it far easier for those with limited dexterity to use by allowing it to lay flat when open.

The guide has been published by Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) and draws from the expertise of occupational therapists and housing professionals, amongst other specialists. It mirrors the interactive information available on www.adapt2fit.org.uk and has been produced in partnership with the Scottish Government, Capability Scotland and the Link Group. Adapt2Fit complements www.Home2Fit.org.uk, the national online accessible Housing database and self-help resource that assists disabled and older people to find suitable housing.

Contact Debbie or Grant at GCIL on 0141 550 4455 or via housing@gcil.org.uk to order free copies of the Adapt2Fit brochure and supplier directory. Bulk orders, with additional branding, can also be accommodated. You can email us for an electronic, PDF, version of Adapt2Fit and the supplier directory or download one at www.adapt2fit.org.uk or from www.gcil.org.uk

For further information contact:

Grant Carson

Director, Employment and Housing Services

GCIL

117-127 Brook Street

Glasgow.  G40 3AP

Find out more at www.adapt2fit.org.uk

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