Horne – Supporting Independence

Horne’s CARE shower, in use widely across the NHS, extra-care, dementia care and Changing Places facilities, now offers enhanced inclusive design, promoting further support and independence for its users.

The robust yet lightweight rail is a brand-new design; a durable core of anodised aluminium, treated with hard-wearing polyester paint, is fixed to smooth and tactile solid injection-moulded elbows and wall fixings.

The riser grip/release mechanism epitomises inclusive design; combining fishing-reel technology for a finely controlled friction grip and a custom-designed spring for its low-force release.

Painted an inclusive deep orange colour, the rail offers valuable support and optimum visibility – colour and contrast – especially useful to our ageing population.

Why orange? Yellow is calming but, tonally, contrasts insufficiently with recommended pale wall backgrounds. Although inherently darker, red is aggressive and often associated with heat and danger. Sharing the best of both, orange is highly visible – offering appropriate tonal contrast that is also warm and earthy, reminiscent of the natural world.

The Horne grab/riser rail is expected in production from Q2 2020 in Deep Orange and Pure White. www.horne.co.uk