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Town Hall seeking new stair lift

29th October 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

Langport Town Hall in Somerset is currently seeking a new stair lift to replace an outdated existing model. The vital aid helps many elderly and mobility restricted residents gain access to this community institution, which was first installed in late 2004, and made a huge difference to those who used the hall. However, it now needs updating in order to continue providing residents with an accessible local venue.

The Langport Town Trust has been hoping to replace the stair lift since 2012 in order to improve the experience of those visiting the regularly used town hall, but is yet to find a suitable update. At the monthly meeting held a fortnight ago, chairwoman of the trust, Julia Gadd, informed those attending about the recent efforts to source a stair lift. Here, it was concluded that purchasing a reconditioned stairlift may be a more feasible option for the future.

Langport’s disabled and elderly residents miss benefits of stair lift

As the Langport Town Hall is a listed building, there are limited options available to the town trust, although an outdoor stair lift may be another option to be considered. Hosting a wealth of events and community support, it is a high priority with the local council to address the current issue and maintain the excellent service the town hall provides.

Stair lifts are extremely important to those in the community that require increased access, and can provide an improved quality of life, for people such as the Langport residents. By investing in a quality stair lift, such as those provided by Age UK Mobility, peace of mind can be enjoyed with a two-year guarantee.

Not only this, but the service and support provided is second to none, and will ensure that the product is cared for to maximise its longevity.

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