Three reasons to love April showers!

April 2017


April has arrived and the weather forecasters are predicting plenty of showers – but it’s not all bad news according to the team at Companion, one of the UK’s top providers of easy bathing solutions.

When the weather starts to warm up, people’s thoughts turn to home improvements and adaptations that will make their living space more comfortable. While the sudden downpours typical of the season can turn smiles to frowns, Companion has three great reasons to love April showers: the Thames, the Aire, and the Severn.

“Whatever their reasons, more people are choosing to replace their baths with walk-in showers which are easier to use especially for people who may be starting to feel less confident in the bathroom,” said Companion’s bathing sales manager Luke Binns.

“We have a fantastic selection of walk-in showers to suit different styles and budgets, and we also offer a great range of stylish accessories to improve accessibility and give additional support if it’s needed.”

Our top-end Thames would not look out of place in the most luxurious of bathrooms. A generous showering area is surrounded by clear, toughened glass doors and screens with modern chrome fixtures and fittings. The split folding doors make this the perfect option to suit everyone in the family, and can also accommodate a wheelchair or carer.

The Aire walk-in shower has a clean white finish and a whole host of options to create a bathing experience that’s tailored to an individual’s needs.

A choice of shower tray size and frosted or clear screens and doors are just some of the options that make the Aire one of the most versatile in the range. It can be installed in most bathrooms, replacing an existing bath to create a spacious and safe showering area with a low level entrance and slip-resistant base.

For customers who prefer a more contemporary finish, the Severn walk-in shower offers all the versatility of the Aire with a modern, silver trim.

In addition to the walk-in showers, Companion provides accessories designed to give bathers the ability to use the bathroom confidently and safely on their own including shower seats and drop down or grab rails. For a complete bathroom makeover, Companion also provides sanitaryware and thermostatically controlled mixer or electric showers, as well as vanity units and easy to keep clean wallboards and flooring in a range of colours.

Companion offers a fully project managed bathroom design and installation service, including a free in-house survey to help customers choose the products that are right for their needs as well as their home. To find out more, contact Companion’s friendly advisors on FREEPHONE 0800 756 2844.

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During these unprecedented times, Handicare remains motivated to provide solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly, to enable them to live an active life, and to facilitate for their care providers and family.

As we navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic we are acutely aware of the challenges we all face, particularly our older customers and those at increased risk of the illness.

Circumstances are changing rapidly. However, we have a robust supply chain andbusiness continuity plans which we’re reviewing regularly in conjunction with the advice and guidance from the government and public health authorities.

We’re doing everything we can to safeguard our employees, suppliers, partners and customers.

We’re prioritising our ability to keep our factories operational and our teams motivated and mobilised to deliver the service level standards you expect from Handicare.

We’ve tightened our health and hygiene protocols for all our employees and taken steps to keep our factories up and running so that we can maintain ‘business as usual’ as the situation develops.

Many of our office-based employees are working from home thanks to the hard work and swift preparations by our teams. Efforts are on-going to extend remote working to as many people as possible according to priorities and to reduce the risks for people who remain on-site as well as our field-based teams.

Other steps we’re taking include:

We currently have no major challenges. We will continue to supply and maintain our much-needed products and services for the many vulnerable people who are completely dependent on them to make their everyday life easier. We take our responsibility seriously for supporting them, particularly at a time when they’re feeling very worried about the risk to their health of contact with strangers in their homes.

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Can we help you?

The government and the NHS are currently prioritising initiatives to free up hospital beds which can be used for patients who are unwell with COVID-19. The NHS is therefore keen to discharge patients who are well enough to go home if they have the necessary equipment to assist them.

Handicare has a large team of fully qualified surveyors who are standing by to assist by carrying out stairlift and patient handling assessments. We are keen to offer this service as it will help to free up hospital beds.


18 March 2020