Hazel contacted Remap asking for help because she could no longer hold cutlery and could not use any off-the-peg aids. She is unable to use the fingers of one hand and has limited arm movement as a result of post-polio syndrome, so something had to be designed especially for her.
Graham Stabler, a volunteer with Remap Oxford has made her a very functional and elegant holder, which keeps its shape even in the dishwasher. The design features a bespoke handle into which a fork or spoon can be inserted, enabling Hazel to eat independently.
Hear Hazel and Graham talk about this project in an Independent Living podcast
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