“Unique to Calvert Trust Kielder, adult respite care activity holidays are for those with physical, learning or sensory disabilities, who require personal care and support while away from home. Accommodation is in single, double or twin rooms with en-suite facilities, level entry showers or bathrooms and fitted with specialist equipment such as hoists, grab rails and shower seats. Several bedrooms have 5-way profiling beds and a number are fitted with ceiling tracking hoists.
Following the trend for fully accessible luxury self-catering accommodation, the Trust built The Straker Chalet. In contemporary Swedish style and finished to the highest standards, this luxurious chalet has three bedrooms, level entry showers, spa bath, Sonos sound system throughout, a kitchen equipped with everything from a fish kettle to a melon baller and an eco-friendly hot tub on the private terrace.
The Trust wanted to ensure that The Straker had universal appeal. Ceiling track hoists can be viewed as obtrusive and clinical, and can deter some guests. A feature of the master bedroom is the Integralift bedhead hoist installed by Innova. This discreet equipment answers a need without compromising accessibility or design and chimes perfectly with the innovative and stylish look of the chalet.
The chalet has been in use every week since opening, attracting positive feedback and reviews. Guests using the Integralift have been delighted with its performance and its design.”