Great Training Day

We had a great day’s CPD training last week. Some really interesting and enlightening talks from Altro, Geberit and AKW. Look out for more of these in the near future.  You can read much more here in The North Devon Journal        

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CPD Training Day – September 16th 2015

You are invited to a CPD training day at Living Needs – Solutions For Independent Living Wednesday September 16th 2015 Sessions at: 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm As one of the South West’s leading level access shower specialists, Living Needs is hosting a CPD training day to showcase new products as well as demonstrate existing ones. The day will provide an opportunity to learn new skills, share good practice and gain qualifications that will help you develop in the future. The sessions available on the day have been selected to provide a range of topics and meet the needs of providers with different interests. 10.00am Presented by Altro, innovators in safety flooring; ‘Designing for Dementia’ – this CPD has been designed to give delegates an overview of the fundamental aspects of designing for dementia environments. 11.30 – ‘How to reduce the risk of slipping’ – this CPD coincides with the HSE’s campaign to reduce slips by education and enforcement. 1.30 – Geberit presents; ‘Creating the Ideal Washroom Environment’ – CPD that focuses on understanding the touch-free washroom environments and water-saving flushing mechanisms, including infra-red flushing. 2.30 – AKW presents; ‘iCare shower’ – Focusing on AKW’s new electric shower range, iCare…

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Approved craftsmen

As part of our unique offering we are proud to have our work guaranteed and approved by the industry’s top bodies. Here is our latest CPA report.

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You may qualify for VAT exemptions if over 60

If you are aged over 60 or are registered as disabled or have a long term illness, you may be eligible for VAT reductions on mobility aids. Aged over 60? If you are aged over 60 you may only have To pay 5% VAT on mobility aids installed In your home if they are for your own personal use.  There is more information on the Government website here –  VAT Exemption for over 60s Registered as disabled? If you have a long term illness or are registered as disabled you may be eligible for 0% VAT on the supply and installation of your bathroom or home adaptation. There is more information on the Government website here –  VAT Exemption for Disabled People What proof do I need? A simple signed declaration form (supplied) should be all you need. For more details call us on 01271 374600. OR download the following declaration forms… DECLARATION FOR DISABLED PERSONS VAT DECLARATION FOR OLDER PERSONS VAT

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Appointed Exclusive Dealers for Freelux

Hot News – Living Needs is now the exclusive dealer for the exciting new Freelux range of stylish wetrooms and bathroom designs blending perfectly style and practicality.   New Soft-Touch shower tray is set to transform bathroom designs. Living Needs is delighted to be able to offer an exciting new bathroom product – a soft touch shower tray that is the ideal solution for anyone with mobility problems. Recently featured on BBC’s flagship DIY series, ‘DIY SOS The Big Build’, this new shower tray is the perfect choice for those who are unstable in the bathroom. Its unique ergonomic surface is not only slip resistant, but is also soft and warm to the touch. Therefore, anyone who may have the misfortune to lose their footing in the shower area will find their fall cushioned by the tray’s exclusive soft properties, rather than landing on cold hard tiling or plastic. Available exclusively from Living Needs of Barnstaple. Call 01271 374600 for more details.

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