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New mobility assessment facility openend by Haringey Borough Council at the Winkfield Resource Centre
A new mobility centre has been opened to help elderly and disabled people live independently at home.
People with disabilities can receive a physical assessment of their needs and capabilities and have demonstrations of equipment that can be installed in their homes at the new facility, at the Winkfield Resource Centre in Winkfield Road, Wood Green.
This includes stair lifts, through floor lifts and ceiling hoists to help carers move patients out of bed and around the home.
Haringey Borough Council hopes the new centre will help older people living in the borough stay in their homes for longer and live more independent lives.
Cabinet member for health and adult services Councillor Bernice Vanier said: “These impressive new facilities allow residents to see the sorts of adaptations available for their homes actually working and give them a real sense of what might be achievable.
“The equipment showed the advances that have been made to enable more people to live at home independently.”
Assessments previously been carried out in the home will be carried out at the centre, which has been opened by Haringey Council and was paid for by the Department of Health social care grant.