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Our wonderful new hoist

THANKS to a grant of £5,000 from Cumbria County Council our adults respite centre is now reaping the benefit of a new hoist.

Posted Wednesday, 8th December 2021

A £5,000 grant from Cumbria County Council has helped Carlisle Mencap to have a brand new hoist installed at California House which is proving to be a real boon to both staff and service users there.

The existing hoist - designed to safely move our adult service users with mobility issues from their bed via a hoist and rail into the adjacent bathroom at our adult respite centre in Kingstown, north Carlisle - was falling to bits and a replacement was urgently needed.

Costing more than £7,000 these sophisticated and vital pieces of equipment are not cheap, but thankfully a grant of £5,000 from the county council helped us to fund the much-needed replacement and its installation.

Our picture shows California House team members Angela, Nikita and Lynn demonstrating how the new hoist has helped them immeasurably.

THANK YOU for your support ...