Boiler in Day Centre for People With Disabilities

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Disability

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    The project is replacing our old boiler at our Day Centre which is more than 30 years old with two smaller, more reliable, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly versions as well as 7-day time switchers with environmental controls for more efficiency. We need to provide a constant, ambient temperature for our clients with cerebral palsy, degenerative conditions and acquired disabilities. Most of our clients are wheelchair users or have other physical disabilities, requiring a constant ambient temperature to be provided due to different thermal requirements because of mobility, postural and anthropometric differences. The correct temperature decreases discomfort, pain and increases the quality of life with the right thermal environment as functional abilities otherwise diminish. We will be required to ventilate the premises to a greater degree due to Covid as advised by the Government, whilst providing the appropriate temperature for our vulnerable clients to keep them safe and comfortable. Our clients are susceptible to problems with their respiratory and circulatory systems, brought on due to prolonged sitting. Providing them with adequate temperature reduces the risk of serious illnesses in our clients, therefore maintains and improves their life expectancy and bettering their outlook on life. One subsequent effect is that medical help will not be required as often and therefore relieve the burden upon the NHS. 64 people in total, 42 of our day centre clients and the 16 staff will benefit from the project. Six of our clients come in with their carers. We also have a monthly carers’ forum which attracts on average 8 people during non-covid conditions. We expect the boilers to last at least 15 years. This is not a new project.

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    Melville Avenue, London Borough of Croydon, England