This page provides information and photographs describing access features and mobility equipment.

If you are not sure what we mean by ‘level entry shower’, ‘tracking ceiling hoist’, or ‘profiling bed’, you will find a photograph and a definition below. It’s also an opportunity to see some of the most commonly used adaptations and mobility equipment. You may just find what you are looking for! And to get you started, why not begin with this video posted June 2015 of what could be The ultimate adapted home!

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Access equipment

Access to property

The first priority – can you get in? Most properties advertised on this website will have level or ramped access.


Stairlifts are a simple and relatively cheap way of getting up and down stairs for anyone who has some mobility but who finds negotiating stairs difficult.  Go to video

Platform Lift

Platform lifts will be wheelchair accessible and are used to raise a wheelchair and passenger vertically over a short distance. The lift in the photograph is used to raise a wheelchair from the level of the drive to the level of the floor in a bungalow. There are also external versions available.  Go to video

Thru-ceiling wheelchair lift

Vertical lift giving wheelchair user access to first floor.

Bathing and showering

Raising and lowering bath seat

Bath with an integral electrically operated seat. Seat swivels at top of travel into or out of bath.

Level entry shower and wheeled shower chair

A level entry or ‘roll-in’ shower has no lip or shower tray so that a wheeled shower chair can easily be rolled in.

Wall-mounted fold down shower seat

A fixed alternative to a wheeled shower chair. Many of our holiday properties have these.

Profiling beds

Profiling beds have leg and shoulder sections that can be raised or lowered, usually electronically. They can be used to help a disabled person sit up in bed or to achieve a more comfortable sleeping position. Many profiling beds can also be raised and lowered vertically to make it easier and safer for a PA or carer to work with a disabled person.  Go to video

Lifting equipment

Tracking ceiling hoist

Hoists have to be used with a suitable sling on which the disabled person sits. Loops on the sling attach to a yoke and the individual can then be lifted and transferred. The hoist is usually attached to a ceiling track which, as in this example, allows someone to be transferred from a wheelchair to a bed or vice versa. Some tracking hoists will be designed to transfer the disabled person to a shower room or WC. It all depends on individual need.  Go to video

Mobile hoist

Also used for lifting and transferring but can be moved from room to room. May be powered or manual (this one is manual). Note that to transfer to a bed, a minimum clearance underneath the bed of around 10 cm is needed.  Go to video

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