Bathing

Berwick shower

Put the ease and comfort back into bathing

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For free bathing advice or to get a quote call 0800 566 8292


Whatever your individual requirements, we will always do our best to provide a bath or easy access shower product that can meet them.

One of life’s great pleasures is relaxing in a hot bath, or easing away aches and pains with a steaming shower. But it’s not quite so enjoyable when you’re worried about slipping, or concerned about how you’re going to get out of the bath.

That’s why the Age UK Group has specially selected a range of products designed to put the ease and comfort back into bathing.

We are proud to work with a leading UK mobility company, Handicare, who ensures that our customers receive exceptional service.

The range of baths and showers we have selected are designed to help you regain this simple pleasure – at a reasonable price.

Together, we are continually working towards improving later life for everyone.

6 reasons to call us today

  • Guaranteed for quality, reliability, ease of use and safety
  • Excellent personal service
  • Free quotation
  • Practical and stylish, in a choice of finishes designed to suit you and your bathroom
  • No high-pressure selling
  • Handicare will raise a minimum of £900,000 during 2012 for The Age UK Group via the promotion and sale of independent living products.

Installation is quick and easy

To provide a made-to-measure service, a trained technical surveyor can visit you at home to assess your bathroom, explain the product options and provide a written cost quotation supported by a great low-price guarantee.

There’s no hard sell and no obligation, just a simple explanation of your options.
If you decide to place an order, the installation team will carry out some final checks and endeavour to install your new bathroom with the minimum of disruption.

A technician will demonstrate how to use your new bathroom safely and provide information on customer service.

If you have any questions, or would like to book a free, no-obligation survey or consultation, simply call 0800 566 8292.
(Calls are free on a landline but some mobile operators may make a charge. Calls will be recorded)

Tailormade bathrooms

Age UK has combined our own experience with feedback from users, healthcare professionals and Handicare’s understanding of the mobility market to make sure the easy bathing range suits different needs and different budgets.

Tailored for you

This range can meet a variety of requirements. For instance, you can opt for a specific height of shower screen, a ribbed support pole for extra security, or even a bespoke whirlpool to ease your aches and pains.

Tailored to your bathroom

Your bathroom is as individual as you are. From the tightest of spaces to the most uniquely designed bathroom, the installers will make sure that its particular features are taken into account.

Tailored to your decor

The baths and showers are designed to fit discreetly into any home, and are available in a variety of styles and a choice of finishes to complement your decor.

Tailored to your budget

We at the Age UK Group are impressed with the outstanding quality and finish of these bathrooms, but we also want to offer you competitive prices. We think Handicare has done this without compromising on quality.

Walk-in baths

If you’re comfortable in a bath and your only issue is getting in and out, then a walk-in bath could be the perfect solution.

All Handicare walk-in baths have been developed to provide a bathing solution that is aesthetically pleasing, practical and easy to use.

Adagio bathThe Adagio - walk-in bath

  • Compact design, ideal for small bathrooms
  • Deep, for a good, relaxing soak
  • Available in two widths
  • Wide, inward-opening door, completely watertight
  • Integral seat, contoured to help maintain an upright seating position
  • Easy to use – no hazardous catches or operating mechanisms
  • Slip-resistant base
  • Temperature-controlled taps
  • Hydrotherapy option
  • Handy space-saving cupboard to match (optional extra)
  • Can be installed with ultra low entry point of just 45mm (1.8")

 

Jubilee walk-in bathJubilee - walk-in bath

  • Conventional full-size walk-in bath
  • Low entry point for easy access
  • Wide, inward-opening door, completely watertight
  • Integral seat, contoured for comfort and relaxation
  • Easy to use – no hazardous catches or operating mechanisms
  • Slip-resistant base
  • Temperature-controlled taps
  • Hydrotherapy option
  • Can be combined with one of our stylish bath screens

Bath and shower accessories

Reco Panel – an alternative to tilingReco Panel – an alternative to tiling

Designed to speed up and simplify installation, create cost savings, and esure a high standard of finished appearance

  • Easy to clean
  • Ceramic tile appearance without use of grout
  • Neat and waterproof
  • No risk of mould
  • Décor strips available in a range of colours

 

 

Super-low shower tray Super-low and level shower trays

Our super-low tray is perfect if stepping in and out of the shower has become a problem.

At only 32mm high, you will be able to enter and exit with ease. In some circumstances the tray can be fitted completely level with the floor. Please ask an adviser for details.

  • Ideal for replacing a conventional bath
  • Large showering area
  • Super-low for easy entry and exit
  • Can be fitted at floor level for even easier access
  • Available with the same stylish enclosure options as the Berwick
  • Slip-resistant base
  • Available in a variety of sizes to suit most bathrooms

The easy bathing range accessories

  • WCs, close-coupled and raised-level to suit your needs
  • Practical and stylish basins, suitable for use with one or two tap holes
  • Easy-to-use taps and showers, temperature-controlled for safety
  • Variety of grab rails for extra support
  • Range of shower seats and stools designed to help you bathe safely and independently
  • Ergonomically designed shower door handles for ease of opening
  • Relax and unwind with our hydrotherapy option, available on our walk-in baths
  • Our tasteful bath screens provide reliable splash protection and add a stylish edge to any bath

Frequently asked questions

Below are a few of the questions customers often ask about Age UK Bathing – we hope the answers will be helpful for you.

How does Age UK monitor Handicare?

Age UK works closely with Handicare to ensure excellent service at all times. An independent customer satisfaction survey recently awarded Handicare over 92% 2 years running. We at Age UK are really proud of this!

Can you give me an idea of costs?

Our prices range from £4,000 to £6,000. The exact price will depend on the precise product and layout of your bathroom. There are also smaller aids to help with getting in and out of a bath, including our bath lifts at £495. The  simplest way to determine what the price will be is for us to arrange a free,
no-obligation home technical survey.

What does a home technical survey involve?

A Handicare surveyor will visit to discuss your needs and to identify which products are most suitable for you and your bathroom – now and in the future. The visit and technical survey will take 60–90 minutes and is completely free, without obligation to buy. You will be left with information and a written quotation.

How do I know a Handicare bathing product will be suitable for me?

When Handicare arrives to survey your bathroom, the surveyor will also go through a series of questions to find out not only your current needs and requirements but what will also be beneficial in the near and distant future. This process is undertaken to ensure that when the product is installed, it is ideal for your bathroom and your specific needs.

Is government assistance available?

You may be eligible for government support to purchase your bathing solution. We recommend that you contact your local authority to find out further details. Please note timescales from one area of the country to another may vary and this is a means-tested service.

Why did Age UK choose Handicare?

Handicare will raise a minimum of £800,000 during 2011 for Age UK via the promotion of independent living products.

Customer care

We have thought carefully about bathroom features and benefits that we think will be important to you, but the real difference is the quality of care and level of personal attention and respect that Handicare gives to customers.

Survey and installation appointments are scheduled to suit you, and no one will call without an appointment. You will be in control and kept informed throughout the decision-making and buying processes, and trained mobility advisers are on hand to assist if you have any concerns or questions.

  • A trained specialist surveyor can visit you at home to assess your bathroom
  • You will receive a written quotation supported by a low-price guarantee.
  • There is no hard sell and no obligation, just a simple explanation of your options.

The Age UK Group comprises the charity and its group of companies. Age UK Trading Limited (a trading company of Age UK, which donates net profits to that charity) is registered in England and Wales 01102972. Age UK Trade Limited and Age UK work in association with Handicare Accessibility Limited (HAL).

The net profits of Age UK Trading Limited, generated from online advertising and sales of bathing products, go to the charity. HAL will raise a minimum of £900,000 during 2012 for Age UK (Charity number 1128267) via the promotion and sale of independent living products. Please ask an advisor for details.