As another month draws us nearer to the completion of the year – we are delighted to bring news of another completed project from Sullivan’s Heroes for ‘William and his great glass elevator’.
The previous concerns surrounding access to William’s house, which was up three steps making it difficult to manoeuvre William’s wheelchair, have now been overcome with the creation of William’s own entrance with level access for the 7-year-old; together with specialist hoisting and a bathroom to meet his requirements, plus the all-important lift to enable William to access his new first-floor bedroom.
William’s family tell us:
“The adaptations will allow us to have a much more inclusive family life, with William able to participate in all aspects of home life. We have added a wet room with a changing table and shower that will allow us to hoist him into the wet room and from there into his bed; this will make a huge difference to his day-to-day care and safety. The care needs for him will be much better met with the new hoisting and lift removing restrictions and barriers to care. This point is also critical in creating an environment that is safe for carers including us as family.”
Other projects already underway have been highlighted in the BBC News, with ‘Theo’s home adaptations’ featured on BBC News Lincolnshire recently, detailing the local businesses who have stepped in to offer their help.
‘Theo’s home adaptations’ project will extend the existing family home to provide Theo with increased living space and wheelchair access into and throughout the house to meet his medical requirements. A Disabled Facilities Grant has been accessed through the council, to create a downstairs accessible bedroom and wetroom for Theo, but costs of the works leave a shortfall of £18,075 to meet the project costs, which Theo’s family are now busy fundraising towards, with the aid of local support.
Theo’s Mum Kayleigh tells us:
“Theo is a happy 3-year-old with Ohtahara Syndrome and brittle bones. His condition causes uncontrollable epilepsy. Theo loves being around family and friends and we are hoping to raise the funds to make the living space accessible for him to be able to do this safely, as he has already had nine fractures to his femur and tibia. We are looking forward to the completion and enjoying quality time together in a safe accessible space for him.”
Meanwhile, ‘Olive’s accessible house’ is working it’s way towards completion point – with the addition of a side extension with bedroom and specialist adapted wetroom for Olive; the installation of a through-floor lift, plus access created throughout the downstairs and externally.
Sullivan’s Heroes have received numerous new applicants for support over the past few weeks, and we look forward to bringing news of those projects as they progress into the coming year.
Thank you for your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated.