Improving chair provision: Worcestershire County Council

Chairs/Configura Rise and Recline

Previous situation:

Worcestershire County Council was providing a basic, single motor rise and recline chair without any adjustability, which was failing to meet the needs of many of its service users. A high proportion of the budget was being spent on expensive bespoke chairs, partly due to the lack of functionality in the basic chair, which were difficult to re-issue and tended to gather dust in stores. A new seating solution was required!

Solution:

Worcestershire replaced their basic chair with Configura Rise and Recline and included Configura Care and Configura Bariatric as ‘standard specials’.

Implementation:

Training sessions were delivered for all OTs in Worcestershire and for stores staff covering cleaning, repair and maintenance.

About Accora

Based on a deep understanding of the needs of individuals, caregivers and service managers – we have developed a range of cost effective chair and bed solutions. Our aim is to help improve comfort, function and posture, and assist in preventing injury from pressure damage or falls.