• “As soon as I saw how the Chilli Bean all worked I instantly thought of another client whom I felt would benefit,” explained Rosana.
  • “The Stairclimber has been such an asset to us as a family. This piece of equipment has allowed my mum to have a better quality of life.”
  • “We love the Gravity Chair! Stanley is so comfortable in it that he hasn’t sat in any other chair since. He feels safe and supported.”
  • “Since we’ve been using the Aqua Liberty, this resident actually gets the benefit of her aqua therapy. She is relaxed, and content.”
New way for social housing to accommodate disabled tenants.
For caring Housing Associations, one of the biggest problems is balancing its housing stock with tenant needs, especially for disabled tenants. No longer.
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Angela May

New way for social housing to accommodate disabled tenants.

For caring Housing Associations, one of the biggest problems is balancing its housing stock with tenant needs, especially for disabled tenants. No longer...

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We are launching an innovative service specifically for social housing organisations, aimed at making the social housing stock work for everyone, making homes more accessible, without any structural alteration.

The service centres around our #1 selling S-Max Sella stairclimber (aka stair climbing wheelchair) combined with the unique Universal Back accessory. 

Why do it?

The combination means that almost anyone with a mobility issue- the most common impairment felt by the 6.2million social housing tenants who are disabled- can access all levels of their home and get safely in and out of a MOU (multi occupancy unit).

 It means many inaccessible homes become accessible, enabling the SHP to balance the needs of the tenant and its housing stock for less than £1500/tenant(1)/without Disabled Facilities Grant funding.

Importantly, the S-Max Sella requires no installation nor structural fixing. Thus in individual homes there is no need for structural survey and in MOUs- which account for more than 35% of housing stock, there is no impact on common parts. 

The equipment can be recycled/ re-issued to other tenants when no longer needed by the original recipient.

Our service is a flexible package with options including assessment of the tenant and their home to determine suitability, provision of the equipment, training of the tenant’s carer(s), annual service & maintenance of the equipment in line with LOLER regulations, and management of the social housing provider’s stairclimber stock.

Buying in to our service means the housing provider makes inroads into compliance with the Equality Act Section 36, and the new Building Safety Act with regard to safe, fast evacuation of disabled tenants.

what is a stairclimber and how does it work?

In essence, the S-Max is a portable kinematic, battery-powered device that ascends or descends steps, at a rate set and controlled by the carer.  AAT’s Class 1 Medical Device certified stairclimber will execute 300 steps from one charge.

AAT’s Universal Back accessory can clip-fit to the unit if required to provide supplementary support to each user’s needs. 

“Adopting a strategic plan such as utilisation of our facility enables the SHP to cost-effectively meet the needs of the tenant for little outlay and no disruption to the housing stock. 

“It means a tenant with reduced mobility in an upstairs flat is no longer housebound. Their safety in the event of fire is protected. It potentially extends the scope of available housing.”

Peter Wingrave, AAT Director

why choose AAT?

Established 20 years ago, we have built a reputation as the stairclimber people. Thousands of units are now in regular use throughout the UK and have an impeccable safety record. AAT GB is the only supplier in its sector with the depth of kit and service to support SHPs in its obligation to disabled tenants.

For further details of the S-Max Sella and Universal Back visit: https://www.aatgb.com/mobility-stairclimbers/

For further information about the social housing service, email sales@aatgb.com or telephone 01978 821875.



  • Based on initial purchase of an S-Max Sella and Universall Back, and the equipment’s issue to 4 tenants over its lifetime

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