Kacper Siwinski

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Smart shower just the job for young resident

A new type of shower helped one of our younger residents become more independent. Kacper Siwinski has a disability which means getting around on his own and doing things like showering, is more difficult. One of our adaptation suppliers heard about the seven-year-old’s story and thought he’d be an ideal candidate for a new model of shower.

The shower has large, easy-to-use buttons and a temperature limitation, so the water will never get too hot. Crucially for Kacper, the shower can be controlled using a remote control or a smartphone app, so that no matter where the shower is mounted, every member of the family can reach and use a set of controls. Work has also been done to the family’s garden to make it easier for Kacper to get around and play.

Kacper’s mum, Justina Iwanow, said: “Things are much easier now. Kacper’s much more independent and I don’t have to lift him. The garden was too dangerous for him before and now he can use it whenever he likes.”

And what does Kacper think of all the work that’s been done? “The shower’s good, it’s nice and easier to use. But the garden is the best because I get to play in it!”

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