Helpful equipment designed by Remap
Since I have been rehoused, my new neighbour (Vernon) is the chairman of a local branch of Remap.
Remap is a charity that brings together various volunteers to design and make gadgets to help solve problems that disabled people of all age groups may have.
Being an engineer myself, I was very impressed with the help they are able to give.
I hope this group could help others who read this article.
Alleviating a disability often demands novel solutions matched to the precise needs of the individual. Remap is a registered charity with Panels (groups) of volunteers across the UK. The equipment Remap supplies is provided free of charge to the client.
Remap is a national registered charity that has, for 40 years, provided one-off technical aids which help disabled people of all ages to enjoy a better lifestyle. Every aid is given free of charge to the user. Remap operates through a network of 1,500 volunteers. The professional engineers, technicians, and craftspeople - along with medical and paramedical staff from community services and hospitals - all belong to approximately 100 panels (groups) linked to regions across the UK, with Scotland and the Isle of Man operating separately.
Remap has its own yearbook, which is published by head office as a means of showcasing some examples of the work carried out by the Panels.
Each year Remap turns out £2 million worth of individual aids that money just can't buy. That is because the charity only makes aids that are not available over the counter. It's one of the UK's most cost-effective charities and our engineers also think 'green' when it comes to choosing materials for the job. A defunct dishwasher or some old car parts will, in skilled hands, often become components of aids that open up new horizons for many hundreds of disabled people.
Remap donors can bask in the satisfaction of added value - for every £100 (and pro rata) given will, if costed in commercial terms, enable £2,000 worth of lifestyle enhancing equipment to be produced.
Remap Panels welcome new volunteers. Apart from skills in the areas of design, manufacture and health/medical Remap also needs help from people with a range of skills to fulfil other tasks, for example: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Case Officer, Publicity Officer.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Remap contact your nearest Panel, Regional Organiser or Head Office.