A DETERMINED disabled yachtswoman has moved into a new home specially adapted to meet her needs.
Sailor Kirsten Pollock was confined to a wheelchair following an accident in the spring of 2001.
The house in Sutcliffe Wood Lane, Hipperholme, had to be completely refitted to allow her to live independently.
All the work was carried out by Pennine Housing 2000, the company which looks after former council houses and flats in Calderdale.
"They met all my requirements and more," said a delighted Kirsten, aged 23.
"Everyone was more than accommodating. The Pennine staff really pushed the project on to make sure we could move as quickly as possible."
Pennine installed a specially designed kitchen convenient for use by Kirsten, as well as installing a bathroom, widening doorways, fitting grab rails and installing a ramp outside the home.
Kirsten developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy following the accident in 2001.
There is no cure and the main symptom is constant pain.
Kirsten must take morphine every day to have some quality of life.
She said the work had made her home life easier, so she could concentrate on her main love - sailing.
"Pennine are committed to equality for all and this means providing homes that meet people's needs - whatever they are," she added.