This week saw the exciting launch of Sensorykraft & Kingkraft's brand new CPD Seminar designed for occupational therapists and other health professionals. Around 80 therapists attended the first educational seminar at 'Promoting Independence's' very own adaptation conference, OTAC Belfast.
The seminar, which took place on Wednesday 12th Septemeber 2018 in Belfast, was presented by Dale Spademan, Kingkraft's Sales and Marketing Director and Jan Wdowczyk, Sensory Specialist at Sensorykraft.
Dale Spademan, said:
"We couldn't have asked for our first Sensory Bathroom CPD seminar to have gone any better! It was brilliant to get so much interest from occupational therapists that are new to the world of sensory. As always, Stuart and the team did a first class job of providing a well organised conference full of interesting exhibitors and useful CPD opportunities."
For the majority of people, having a bath is an enjoyable and calming experience - however, for some who suffer with disabilities, including physical, learning and behavioural, the bathing experience can be quite the opposite.
At Sensorykraft, we truly believe that a sensory bathroom can help to overcome this negative barrier, whilst offering endless benefits for any user, of any age. An individualised combination of calming lighting, soothing projection imagery, relaxing audio and gentle aromatherapy can introduce a sensory dynamic which helps transform the bathing experience. What was once a stressful and difficult time, can be eased towards one which provides positive stimulation of the senses and encourages relaxation- and even fun!
Our presentation on ‘Designing sensory bathrooms for people of varying ability’ is an educational CPD seminar written and designed for occupational therapists. It provides an insight into basic bathroom and wet room design including information on bathroom friendly multi-sensory equipment, assisted bathing, changing, toileting, hoisting equipment and the importance of equipment positioning. What's more, it also includes an overview of best practice guidelines and British standards. The training explores the world of integrating sensory equipment such as Bluetooth audio, calming sensory projection suitable for bathroom environments, LED room colour lighting systems and our brand new aroma generator. An exciting feature- we discuss integration of 'Amazon Alexa' to make the facilities more accessible and usable for children, adults and the elderly with varying abilities.
The CPD seminar also provides examples and recent case studies of how to appropriately and effectively integrate bathroom friendly sensory equipment and help transform the bathing experience for both children and adults.
Ultimately, we want to share our expertise on how to create and transform a bathroom into a favourable place where users with any type of disability or specialist need will want to spend time, relax and enjoy.
Dale has over 20 years experience in the disability sector. Before joining Kingkraft six years ago, he worked for Danish company 'Pressalit', bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of assisted bathroom products. Dale is an expert in many areas of independent living, adaptations and bathroom/wetroom design, including: height adjustable bathing, changing & hoisting. Dale shares Kingkraft and Sensorykraft's ethos of developing beautifully ergonomic products.
Jan joined Kingkraft in 2017 after the team recognised that their expertise in tailor-made assisted living equipment would be the perfect foundation for expanding their services into the world of multisensory. With users at the centre of their focus, the team felt it was important to be able to go one step further and meet not just the physical needs, but also the sensory needs, of individuals. With a wealth of knowledge in multisensory, marketing and product development, Jan has helped to develop Sensorykraft as the new sensory division and the perfect compliment to Kingkraft.
Jan works in collaboration with Kingkraft’s in-house therapist and product engineers to manufacture and supply high-quality bathroom friendly multisensory equipment suitable for bathrooms and sensory rooms. Jan is passionate about a consultative approach and works closely with clients to design and implement the best solution to any project- ensuring that it is tailor-made to meet the needs of each and every user.
Get in touch
If you are interested in learning how to create and transform a bathroom into a favourable place where users with any type of disability or specialist need will want to spend time, relax and enjoy just get in touch with a member of the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 2293434.