Project information

Room upgrade

We need to install permanent overhead hoists to each residential room in Chaseley Home, to improve the quality of life for our residents and assist our staff. Currently mobile hoists are shared between approx 6 or 7 residents, which sometimes means long waits. The upgrade will help enormously.

March 2010 - December 2012

Charity information: The Chaseley Trust

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  • Need


    We wish to avoid our residents having to wait for a mobile hoist to become free, we wish to make it possible for one member of staff to be able to operate the hoist, instead of two, and we wish to avoid the potential for accidents and staff back strain, which can occur with mobile hoists. An overhead hoist will also free up floor space within the room to aid movement and allow additional furniture if wanted.


    Each resident will have their own overhead hoist permanently installed in their room, which will solve all of the above problems.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To avoid waiting times for the use of hoists.


    » A permanent overhead hoist in each room will avoid the necessity to share mobile hoists and eliminate waiting times for residents requiring transfer.

    Success will be...residents can be transferred without waiting times, when getting up, going to bed, having a shower etc.

    Aim 2

    To reduce the need for two staff at all times, and to ease the potential for back strain on staff.


    » A permanent overhead hoist can be used in some circumstances by one member of staff, and are easier to use, helpint to avoid accidents.

    Success will be...staff will be less rushed, less likely to be stressed and less likely to have accidents.

    Aim 3

    To increase floor space in resident's rooms.


    » The overhead hoist does not intrude on floor space.

    Success will be...the installation of the overhead hoist.

  • Impact


    The long term change will include the more efficient operation of the home, and a better quality of life for our residents.


    There are no risks associated with this project, and installation of the overhead hoists only proceeds for each room as and when funds are raised.


    We report to donors through our website and our biannual publication, Chaseley Chat, and individually if required.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £120,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £120,000 50 rooms At a cost of £2400 per room

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Queen Mary's Roehampton Trust £7,500 Guaranteed
    Army Benevolent Fund £28,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Eastbourne, East Sussex


    People with severe physical disabilities, including ex-service personnel.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We already provide two homes for people with severe pysical disabilties, and this project ensures we continue to provide the best possible level of care.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sue Wyatt

    Chief Executive, along with the management team and staff.