Nick has manufactured Patient Hoists for 18 years and has been involved in the design and manufacture of most of the leading brands of Ceiling Hoists currently on the market. OpeMed was founded in 2008 to manufacture, supply and install patient transfer and care equipment to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools and Homecare. In 2013 Aveso was founded as a joint sponsorship between Astor-Bannerman and OpeMed, both industry leaders with over 20 years of experience in specialist changing equipment. Aveso exists to provide a high-quality turnkey service for people installing Changing Places facilities, including consultation, survey and installation of equipment.
This seminar aims to introduce and spread awareness of the Changing Places campaign and the newly updated British Standards.
Changing Places is a campaign on behalf of people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound
learning disabilities, their carers, as well as other people with disabilities, all in need of Changing Places toilets with space and the
right equipment- including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist. The seminar will cover a range of topics including an
analysis on ‘What is Changing Places?’, ‘The importance of ensuring correct facilities’, ‘How to become a Campaigner’, ‘Changing
Places in the News’, ‘The Support Network’ and more. Attending this seminar should provide you with all the information and
content you need to support the campaign and your local disabled community.