Supplied to charity Demand
Jan 30 2009 by Claire Hayes, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A CHARITY will benefit from a new project.
Kirklees Integrated Community Equipment Service (KICES) is donating unusable equipment to the local charity Demand.
The service provides equipment such as bed-raisers and bath boards on free loan for people with a disability or with nursing needs.
It is funded by Kirklees Adult services, Kirklees Children and Young People’s service and NHS Kirklees.
Demand is a charity funded by voluntary donations, which designs and makes equipment for people with physical disabilities.
The items donated by KICES will be dismantled by the charity to make new products.
It will enable Demand to help more people in Kirklees with a disability.
Clr Margaret Bates said: “KICES helps to support people with disabilities and their carers carry out normal day-to-day activities by providing equipment that helps people retain independence in their own homes.
“Recycling items of equipment that would otherwise go for scrap provides Demand with a valuable source of component parts and gives KICES further opportunity to support people with physical disabilities.”
Robert Flack, Director of Kirklees Community Healthcare Services, said: “We are really pleased that, through KICES, we can help Demand make new products out of old.
“Previously we passed on some beds that were no longer suitable for our needs from Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth.”