I took the challenge and designed a bathroom for a person like that. It was only a college project so it was never built, but it really helped me to understand people's needs. Also, I gained a distinction from my course and thanks to this project, I was accepted to a University.
Today, I really want to talk about these who really need us. I have the skills that I can use to help when it comes to design, but there are multiple ways that you can help without the designing skills.
I was always thinking of other people more than about myself. I always wanted to help and I will be looking for ways how I can do it. Whether is a gaining more knowledge about how to design a space for people with limited mobility or other disabilities or in general or how to help people in any other ways.
|Photography Lubos Houska source|
A campaign by Bathroom Solutions called Bathroom Solutions called #BreakingBarriers helps an elderly people learn new skills and break the stigma of seeing an elderly people as those who are no longer able to learn anything. Yes, they can! On their website, people can find new information about tailored courses and activities that elderly people can take part in. Bathroom Solutions encourage to try new skills and share their videos but also to take the leap and you can help others too. You can find loads of information on how to start a blog, taking photographs or even learn a new language, so share the page away! I find this campaign really positive and so encouraging. Older people deserve our respect and we shouldn’t look at them as people who are sick or unable to work. They worked hard all their lives to help us have many things these days, so it’s a time say thank you and help them as well. We need to give it back.
We can’t put people into boxes and limit them from decent life standards. Just because someone is older or have limited mobility, doesn’t mean we can just avoid them and let them ‘be’. These people went through a lot of a hard time and these are the ones, who need now functional space or a quality of a life.
I can help design a space, and you can help to spread the awareness. How does it sound?