Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be exhibiting at the virtual Disability Awareness Day (DAD)

25th -31st October 2020.

Abacus stand at the DAD event 2020.

Ready for action – the Abacus stand at the virtual Disability Awareness Day 2020.

DAD is a ‘pan disability event which promotes a culture that focuses on what disabled people can-do’.

Dave Thompson MBE founded the organising charity Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) in 1991 and the annual DAD event in 1992. Held in a tented village on the grounds of Walton Hall, Warrington, DAD provides a wide range of features including assistive product displays, workshops, advice and entertainment for disabled adults and children. It has inspired similar events across the world and has been visited several times by members of the Royal family, the Minister for Disabled People and received a Red Arrows flypast. WDP was presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in 2006 and has raised over £1,000,000 for good causes.

There will be over 200 virtual exhibitors in 2020

In 2019, the event was supported by 260 exhibitors with over 25,000 visitors attending on the day. The event has run for 28 years and welcomed over 600,000 people however due to the pandemic, the 2020 event will be held online. This year there will be over 200 virtual exhibitors including Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions. Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus is a respected and trusted UK manufacturer of assistive baths which enhance bathing safety and support for disabled bathers and carers.

The main event will take place on 25th October 2020, followed by video seminars, workshops and events until 31 st October.

Alongside the varied exhibitors, Abacus will be displaying its highly respected range of bathing solutions including the award-winning, Gemini 2000 platform bath. The 2m long Gemini is the largest bath of its kind which provides a future proofed choice for disabled children and adults. Its unique dual lift, integrated drying and changing platform and advanced antimicrobial technology combine to offer a bath that is proven to enhance positivity and peace of mind during bathtime. The Abacus stand will also include details of its other power-assisted baths alongside collectable literature, videos and case studies. Virtual visitors will be able to benefit from guidance on funding baths through a Disabled Facilities Grant and access to the live video assessments/bath demonstrations from Abacus.

Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, comments:

“DAD promises to be one of the most popular virtual events for disabled people during 2020. We are delighted to be supporting this impressive initiative as it provides the opportunity to access specialist products and services on an international scale, all in one location. I would encourage all visitors to experience our stand so they can discover the latest assisted bathing innovations and how they will enhance life on multiple levels.”