New hoists give independence to Treloars students

Students from Treloars School & College are enjoying more independence and comfort from four new hoists funded by a £12,000 grant from Wooden Spoon Hampshire.

Within the residential houses at Treloars, the new hoists have a significant impact on the lives of the students enabling them to develop self-reliance and lead more fulfilled lives. The student’s rooms can now be laid out in any way the student chooses because the gantry mechanism of the hoists offers movement right across the room, as opposed to fixed locations with older equipment. The new hoists themselves provide greater physical support for each student and are also very important for the health and safety of staff.

The Treloar School & College provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to 168 young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Barry Monahan and Sarah Woodcock from Wooden Spoon with one of the new hoists.

Barry Monahan, Chief Operating Officer at Wooden Spoon attended a recent supporters day at Treloars and commented “we are delighted to see the positive changes the new hoists have brought to the students and staff at Treloars. We are also grateful to the support of Arjo who were able to offer two extra hoists in addition to those from the Wooden Spoon grant”.


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