At the SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability Empowerment Awards recently, LITTLE EDEN won second place for our Showerβath.
The combination of a bath tub and shower enables caregivers to comfortably and easily wash adults with profound intellectual disabilities and limited mobility. Suitable for use in care facilities, hospitals and Homes, the Showerβath makes bath time safe for both bather and caregiver – while enhancing the dignity of the person being bathed.
We are grateful to SAB Foundation for the acknowledgement, and the grant of R900 000 for the roll out of the Showerβath, which will have a positive impact on our residents and carers, as well as other eldely and disabled people across South Africa.
Congratulations to the teams who tied for first place: Moleseng Mohlolo from Mpumalanga, who created specialised seating for disabled children, and Dr Daemon McClunan from the Western Cape, who designed an Optishunt which could prevent blindness in glaucoma patients. Both received R1,3-million in funding for their projects.