Tyler Yates – Accessible Bathroom
Team SuperJosh helped the family of 11 year old Tyler Yates from Leigh, who has been living with a brain tumour since diagnosis on his first Birthday. Josh & Tyler met during at Pendlebury Hospital and grew up to be good friends.
Following a bad water leak, Tyler’s bathroom suffered severe damp which poses a big infection risk. In addition, the space needed adapting to suit Tyler’s ongoing needs and to enable him to be as independent as possible.
Experts recommended a full-length shower with sliding doors and an overhead rainshower head to enable his parents to get into the shower, if Tyler ever became unsteady on his. They also ensured the walls had strengthening batons installed so that, should Tyler ever need a chair installed, it could be fitted with a minimum of fuss and no need to remove the wall coverings.
“We cannot thank the SuperJosh charity enough. Not only has the health and accident risk been removed, but the room has been made practical and accommodates for Tyler’s needs. Tyler no longer needs support getting in and out the shower and, because he can use it himself. It has given him some control of his own life.”
Pam Yates, Tyler’s Mum