Service users at Fen House, a neurorehabilitation centre in Ely for people with acquired brain injury, are enjoying increased independence thanks to a brand-new kitchen and support from local business.
The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) kitchen has been completely transformed into a modern space with increased accessibility. The new kitchen features a rise-and-fall hob and sink so that individuals with mobility impairments can use the kitchen safely and easily while sitting down or using a wheelchair.
The ADL kitchen is an important part of the rehabilitation process, allowing service users to practice everyday activities such as preparing meals and cleaning and helping them to prepare for life after rehabilitation.
The new worktops were kindly provided by local business Complete Kitchens Ely, who invited Occupational Therapy Assistant, Louise Bowers, and two service users to the showroom to choose the perfect worktop. Paul Smart, Sales Director at Complete Kitchens Ely, said: “It was my pleasure to donate the worktops; it was great to meet Louise and the service users”.
Occupational Therapy Assistant, Louise Bowers, said “We are thankful for all the generous donations and all the hard work from everyone involved. We’ve been able to make big changes to this environment, and sourcing the right equipment means improved accessibility and more independence for those who have mobility difficulties.”
Fen House is part of a national network of services provided by national charity the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, part of The Disabilities Trust.
Fen House supports people with acquired brain injury through specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation, enabling individuals to function as independently as possible, developing their lives as they choose and participating in as many of the activities they enjoyed before their injury as possible.
For more info on the work of Fen House go to: https://www.thedtgroup.org/brain-injury/our-services/fen-house