As a Disability Needs Expert, I prepare reports in respect of the accommodation needs of people who have suffered injury or trauma and who are seeking compensation through the Courts. I can work with lawyers and companies and as an expert witness to offer testimony on the adaptations within a property for disabled people and have designed and managed construction and alteration projects for disabled clients and their families.
My detailed reports are tailored to the specific accommodation needs of my clients depending on their circumstances, but can include:
Assessing the long-term accommodation needs of claimants
Surveying existing accommodation
Evaluating accommodation options
Preparing existing and proposed layout plans to best meet the needs of disabled individuals
Providing designs, obtaining approvals, specifying the adapted & extended or purpose-built work, including specialised equipment & fittings to meet the claimant's specific needs
Assessment of the need for alternative accommodation and the likely cost of providing that accommodation together with any necessary adaptation and equipment
I can provide independent advice and perform a 'disability assessment’, considering the adaptations necessary/practical to assist persons with physical motion disabilities, to help you comply with building regulations and project manage from start to finish.
I am a Disability Living Foundation, Level 4 Trusted Assessor and also a member of The Access Association, a national association dedicated to access and inclusive design in the UK and a member of the Design In Mental Health Network, for people who have an interest in the design of mental health facilities.