The sun was out at Walton Hall Gardens for Disability Awareness Day and our WHiA team was there to talk about how we can help people with a disability to live well in their homes with suitable adaptions and repairs.
Joining the WHiA team was our LifeTime team, who help people in the borough to live life to the full – with more than 60 groups and events to get involved with every week.
Visitors to the free event were able to look around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services, as well as a sports zone including scuba diving, an arts marquee, centre arena and family entertainment – all to show how people with a disability can live well in Warrington.
At Warrington Housing Association (WHA) we know how important it is for a home to help residents live a better life.
Patrick and Heather have been residents of WHA since 2000 and say an accessible home has been key to maintaining independence and enjoying life.
Heather, aged 59, lives with spina bifida, and has had her left leg amputated below the knee, which has resulted in her needing to use a wheelchair.
She said: “The adaptions to the kitchen, the stair lift and the bathroom adjustments to make a wet room have made life easier.”
Patrick, aged 65, added: “Warrington Housing Association know that not one size fits all and they were able to create an environment that suited our purposes.”