Statement
COVID-19
Covid-19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – Covid-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continue to review activities on a daily basis to comply with Government directives.

Stiltz is a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) through which we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep our customers mobile. Our priority is to ensure all current and prospective customers are able to maintain safe and independent access with the help of their homelift, as reducing accidents within the home at this time will, in turn, assist in reducing stress on the NHS hospital care system. We will endeavour to provide the expected levels of service and support to those seeking a new homelift installation or those requiring lift service/maintenance, while being mindful to minimise risk.

We have therefore implemented additional processes to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

As a matter of course, we will check with all customers and prospective customers requesting them to confirm nobody is unwell with Covid-19 at the property we are due to visit. If Covid-19 is confirmed, we will follow Government advice
All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz staff will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property, and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, and will maintain the prescribed 2 metre distance
Regular health and safety bulletins will be issued to all office and field-based staff
All field-based staff will be asked, on a daily basis, to confirm they are clear to work as per NHS and Government Guidance
All staff who fall ill with Covid-19 or who are self-isolating, will receive full pay during the period they are indisposed.

Stiltz will closely monitor the situation and follow government advice at all times. Our priority is to manage customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide our customers with the necessary homecare support to ensure their valued independence.

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Disability can be extremely testing. Not only are there physical restrictions to those who are disabled, the cost of living can be extremely high. Many may have considered a home lift but thought it out of their price range.

However some people may not be aware that a Disabled Facilities Grant can be given by local authorities to help adapt a home to make it suitable for a disabled person – and this includes for domestic lifts. Anything that can help a disabled person live a fulfilling and independent life can be covered with a disability grant, as long as the work is necessary for quality of life.

Products such as home lifts vastly improve the quality of life for disabled people as they can transport them from floor to floor without the trouble of using the stairs. For many people, using the stairs is simply impossible, so a domestic lift may be absolutely necessary for them to continue living in their homes.

To receive a Disabled Facilities Grant, the applicant must go through their local authority that will provide the money required for the work. Homeowners can apply personally, but even those who live in rented accommodation can apply for a grant through their landlords. The local authority in question will have a list of workmen who can help install a home lift although at Stiltz, for example, all the building work can be arranged.

To apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant simply visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-disabled-facilities-grant and enter your UK postcode. This should provide you with the relevant council’s contact details and a link to their website for more information.

A Disabled Facilities Grant offers a maximum of £30,000 but this figure can be topped up by local authorities for help with other home improvement projects.

Stiltz’s home lifts start from £9,990 (exc VAT) so the grant could easily cover the costs. Find out today if you are eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant, you may be surprised.

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