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CHARITY: MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE WALKTEN
27th September 2013

Members of the idapt planner team joined 12,000 people from around the country taking part in the Walk Ten fund raising events organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care.  There were 17 different locations for the annual Walk Ten event and the walk held at Badminton Estate was only a stone’s throw from idapt HQ. 

With boots fastened, provisions packed and blister plasters at the ready the team set off to complete the 10km walk.  Starting at 7pm and finishing in the dark the team were guided around the course with torches and strategically placed lanterns.  The event culminated with a well deserved picnic and fireworks display.  

The firework display was particularly poignant as it coincided with the time when Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses start their night shift. The idapt planner team were delighted to take part in this fundraising event, which raised £27,500 for the charity in the Bristol area.  This is enough to provide 1375 hours of care for patients. The idapt planner team are now on the look out for the next challenge!!

idapt planner Updates
21st May 2013

We are delighted to announce two important updates to idapt planner.

1. Product name search facility

A new search facility has been added to idapt planner that allows you to search by product name.  This works in conjunction with the current filter boxes (i.e. if you set all the filter boxes to 'Show All' and use the title search function it will search the whole database but if you change one of the filters (e.g. to 'Shower Trays') it will only search that section).  We think this is a great addition and will make finding particular products much quicker and easier.

2. Product categories  

As some of you may have noticed, we have been busy having a 'spring clean' of the product categories.  This was necessary to allow the better operation of the search function.  Additionally, the numbers of products has increased rapidly and it was appropriate to rationalise and adapt the current database.  The main points to note are:

a. The various views of the products are now included under the relevant listing.  For example, if you are looking for a 'Specialist Toilet' you can now filter 'Plan View' or 'Front View'.  This has meant that the category of elevation icons was no longer required and has been removed.  

b. Those items that are easily identifiable by length or size have been categorised in this way. For instance, grab rails/bars are now filtered by the appropriate length or angle. 

c. We now have users in the USA and other foreign countries.  As a consequence, you will see different category names.  For instance, what UK users call 'Shower Trays' there is a different category of 'Shower Pans' for the benefit of American users.  These American categories include the American products and are also sorted by US sizes rather than the metric equivalent.

We will be releasing an overview of the categories in the next 2-3 weeks so please register your interest if you would like to receive an electronic copy.  Requests can be sent to marketing@idapt-planning.co.uk

idapt: reports
26th October 2012

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website.  idapt: reports’ new home is at www.idaptreports.com and showcases our expert witness accommodation reports service.

idapt LLP has been involved in the design and project management of disabled adaptations for many years.  We have worked alongside local authorities, health authorities, insurance companies and private individuals to create innovative and inclusive designs.  Please visit our new website to see some examples of our recent projects. 

We have been receiving increasing numbers of enquiries about our expert witness accommodation report writing service.  Many solicitors require these reports for clients when a personal injury claim is made resulting from clinical negligence, a serious accident or other event that causes a long term injury.
We decided that a separate website would be the best way of showcasing our skills in this area.
Please visit www.idaptreports.com for more information or contact the team on marketing@idapt-planning.co.uk   

idapt attends Global Business Summit on Advances in Assistive Medical Technologies
4th September 2012

The UKTI has organised and held a number of business summits during London 2012. As part of the series of events, the UKTI has recognised the key role that the UK plays in the development of innovative assistive technologies for those with special needs and those requiring care.  To promote British Business around the world, a Global Business Summit on Advances in Assistive Medical Technologies was held at Lancaster House at the start of this month.  The idapt team were delighted to receive an invitation to attend this event.

The day started early with a working breakfast and the opportunity to meet with other key players in this market.  This was followed by a visit to the world renowned Stoke Mandeville Hospital to see first hand some of the innovative work they are involved with.  It was also a great opportunity to visit the spiritual home of the Paralympic Games, which was in full flow on the other side of the capital.

After a productive day of seminars, a reception was held to allow those attending to discuss business in a less formal environment.  The attendees were welcomed to the evening reception by David Willetts MP. This was followed by a keynote speech from Dee Caffari MBE who gave an interesting insight into how injured soldiers have been re-inspired through competitive sailing. Overall, it was a brilliant opportunity to meet so many key players in this field. 

idapt planner welcomes Polyflor Limited
10th February 2012

Products from Polyflor’s market-leading range of vinyl floor coverings are now available to specify on idapt planner. Planners are able to source recommended product technical information and shade scans, with the facility to drag and drop them easily into their design to aid specification. 

The four Polyflor product ranges available on idapt planner feature a total of 62 different colour options, covering the needs of all areas within disabled adaptations and the care sector. The subtle and fresh designs in Polysafe Hydro Evolve offer a sustainable slip resistant solution for continually wet and barefoot areas such as wet rooms and bathrooms whilst Polysafe Wood fx PUR is a safety floor replicating wood styles, offering good clarity for use in areas such as bedrooms and kitchens.


Polyflor Forest fx PUR is a wood effect sheet floorcovering also suited to specific areas within a residential or commercial care setting whilst Camaro offers a range of wood and stone effect vinyl planks and tiles for added design scope and flexibility.


Polysafe Wood fx PUR, Forest fx and Camaro achieve the highest possible BRE Global Environmental A+ Rating in major use areas such as education and healthcare (ENP 336, 415 & 429), while all four products are 100% recyclable through Recofloor, the industry wide vinyl take-back scheme of which Polyflor is a funding and founding member.


Wood fx PUR and Hydro Evolve fully comply with HSE and UK Slip Group Guidelines to give sustainable slip resistance, achieving 36+ on the Pendulum wet test (Slider 96/Four S rubber) with a surface roughness of 20 microns and above.

“idapt planner is a unique specification and planning tool and we are delighted to collaborate on this initiative, so we are able to place our product in front of far more occupational therapists whether affiliated to the NHS, local authority or private individuals,” explains Simon James, Polyflor’s marketing manager.

“We have a range of products specifically suited to healthcare and specialist care environments. They are designed to make the specification process easy, by meeting all the necessary standards and requirements and this fits in perfectly with the flexibility and simplicity of the idapt planner design application."

Further details about Polyflor’s extensive range of commercial vinyl floorcoverings are available from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7NR.


Tel: 0161 767 1111 Fax: 0161 767 1128
Website: www.polyflor.com.      Email: info@polyflor.com


For further information contact Peter Bredenkamp on 0161 767 1192 or by email: pbredenkamp@polyflor.com

Coventry University use idapt planner as part of two courses
15th November 2011

idapt planner will shortly be introduced as part of two courses being run by Coventry University.  With the help of Darren Awang and his colleagues in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, idapt planner will be used to assist in the delivery of the following modules:

- Advancing Practice: Design for Living (for level 3 Occupational Therapy students).

- Inclusive Design and Accessibility (for Foundation in Assistive Technology students).

We hope that both modules prove popular and idapt planner will be a useful learning aid for the students.

If you are a further education provider and you are interested in incorporating idapt planner as part of your course, then please contact one of the team who will be happy to discuss the options. 
idapt planner welcomes Arjo Huntleigh
2nd September 2011

idapt are pleased to announce that Arjo Huntleigh has decided to include its full catalogue of products in idapt planner: disabled adaptations. These products will be uploaded to idapt planner: disabled adaptations during the next month. When complete, planners will be able to review Arjo Huntleigh's products and include them in adaptation plans.

For further information in relation to Arjo Huntleigh's range of products, please visit: www.arjohuntleigh.com