CareCo has announced an initiative to have its new mobility products tested and checked by an occupational therapist.
The major West Midlands brand and retailer hopes this will help to set a new level of responsibility for equipment suppliers to ensure their products are of optimum quality and functionality.
William Harrison, managing director of CareCo, said that having the additional expertise of a professional and experienced occupational therapist will add that final check in a vulnerable market.
“New products and ideas are coming in from all over the world, and while we strive to find the very best medically approved products that are affordable for everyone, having our products personally checked by an in-house expert gives us additional reassurance,” he said.
Occupational therapist Natasha Bruce-Jones said she was delighted to be working with CareCo.
“I work closely with professionals and the public to help them understand all the different ways to stay independent when disabilities affect them,” she said.
“Sometimes a new product needs to be explained properly so that it is used correctly; other products simply need full testing to ensure they do exactly the job they are meant to.
“But the good news is that there are some amazing new products now available that can help so many aspects of disability and activity. Seeing the difference they can make to people’s lives makes this job just so worthwhile.”
Bruce-Jones will also help train staff and advise on mobility and the best use of equipment.