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17 & 18
March 2020


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Birmingham

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Design & Build Summit

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

Elaine Hollerhead speaking in Design & Build Summit at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Elaine Hollerhead

Seminar Title: Multi-generational Living – Dream or Nightmare?

In the 21st Century future-planning is essential. With Statutory funding becoming increasingly squeezed it necessary to urgently consider alternatives to long-term care placements. One solution already widely adopted in Europe, is multi-generational living. In her presentation Elaine will cover the pros and cons of this lifestyle, the roles of the Occupational Therapist and Interior Designer and how a successful outcome is dependent on working in partnership with all family members.

Peter Davies speaking in Design & Build Summit at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Peter Davies

Seminar Title: Space Utilisation in the Kitchen and Bathroom

Exploring ways of developing the potential and aiding people with disabilities regarding movement, reach and space in the Kitchen and Bathroom. Offering ideas on room designs that can help individuals gain more independence or to make life easier for carers.

Simon Thomas speaking in Design & Build Summit at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Simon Thomas

Seminar Title: Adjustability and adaptability of a modern-day shower toilet

Simon Thomas from Geberit talks about the modern advancements in shower toilet technology for the care market. Learn about how with the proper adjustments and adaptive expertise make shower toilets can be the solution for to overcome difficulties related to toilet hygiene.

Gerry Allmark speaking in Design & Build Summit at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Gerry Allmark

Seminar Title: Independent Living and the digital revolution

How main stream digital technology in the home can support the growing population of elderly and vulnerable people as well as those with long term conditions and disabilities to live more independent.

Carrie-Ann Lightley speaking in Design & Build Summit at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Carrie-Ann Lightley

Seminar Title: Accessible travel: tips, tricks and tech

Travelling as a disabled person can be stressful, worrying and sometimes disastrous. But it can also be exciting, empowering and absolutely amazing. My tips will help you to get the most out of research and travel planning, and I’ll demonstrate some game-changing technology that’s helping to support spontaneous, accessible UK holidays, trips and days out.

James Stuart-Smith & Jane Fraser-Hook speaking in Design & Build Summit at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: James Stuart-Smith & Jane Fraser-Hook

Seminar Title: Changing Places: Gaining Momentum

James Stuart-Smith – Co-Founder of Aveso & CEO of Astor-Bannerman, with over 25 years of providing solutions to assist people living with a disability. Jane Fraser-Hook – Marketing Manager for Aveso & Astor-Bannerman.

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