Viva Access Ltd

Housing & Equipment Issues for Plus-Size (Bariatric) Users (Introduction)

Course aims to provide professionals and others working in the field of accessible housing an insight into equipment, design and adaptation issues for the plus-size (bariatric) user group, so they can work more effectively and confidently in this area.

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On completion of the course, delegates will:

  • Be able to discuss key issues relating to plus-size (bariatric) users, including functional, psychological and access related.
  • Be familiar with a range of companies in the UK providing specialist equipment for this user group and understand the pros, cons and uses of bed and seating equipment in particular.
  • Understand the risks to both carers and users in terms of moving and handling and how to assess and reduce these risks, including issues relating to means of escape.
  • Be familiar with the main housing challenges affecting plus-size users and have explored possible solutions to these e.g. issues relating to floor loadings, door widening, lift access and personal hygiene.
  • Have increased proficiency in assessing the space requirements of individual plus-size users and in planning layouts of key areas such as bathrooms.
  • Have discussed a range of cases relating to plus-size users and worked through potential approaches and solutions within a group setting.



£175, plus VAT (£210)

Scroll to bottom of page for list of discounts.

Course Times
10.00 – 16.45 (training room open from 09.30 onwards).

National Union of Teachers, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD.

There is no parking on site.

NCP car parks nearby are:
Judd Street:
Brunswick Square:

Nearest tube/train stations to venue:
London Euston (approx 500m)
London Kings’ Cross (approx 400m)
London St Pancras International (approx 600m)

Teas/coffees served on arrival and mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
Lunches are not provided but can be purchased from the many shops and cafes nearby.

Course Materials
Included in the fee and provided on the day of training.

Book 2 spaces - £30 discount
Book 3 spaces - £40 discount 
Book 4 spaces - £70 discount 
Book 5-6 spaces - £130 discount 
Book 7-9 spaces - £180 discount 
Book 10+ spaces - £220 discount

Discounts are applied automatically at check out.


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