Theraposture Limited, the highly respected specialist in assistive furniture, successfully unveiled the new Mascot Mark II at Kidz South 2013 (13 June, Stand 312, Rivermead, Reading), which represents a world’s first in fully modular care cot design.


Theraposture is a privately owned, family run business that has been the leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and cots since 1981. Regularly recommended by healthcare professionals who include Occupational Therapists, GPs, Nurses, Case Managers and Manual handling advisors, Theraposture is seen as first choice for reliable, quality assistive furniture. The new Mascot Mark II continues with this proven reputation as it once again delivers an innovative, intelligently designed solution that ensures comfort, safety and flexibility for young users and their carers.

The Mark II Mascot care cot from Theraposture is the first fully modular design available in the UK. Building on the heritage of the original Mascot, it is a hand built, individually specified sleeping solution that provides complete flexibility that meets the changing needs of a disabled child. Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “We are long term supporters of the Kidz events and this southern show has once again proven to be a success for Theraposture. Both my colleagues and I have been busy all day meeting many families and their children who were looking for trusted, safe and flexible care cot and bed solutions. As we showcased the new Mascot, the Olaf cot and a Theracare low access profiling bed, all visitors were able to see and understand why our products are highly recommended by the majority of healthcare professionals. The Mascot provides the best cost effective solution for families as its pioneering flexibility means further cots do not need to be purchased when user needs change. We reiterated the importance of our seven-day suitability guarantee and comprehensive assessment process to all visitors and enjoyed engaging with individuals on a face-to-face basis. Theraposture will be exhibiting once more at the Kidz North event in November and we look forward to demonstrating once more, why our new Mascot Mark II cot is so revolutionary in terms of ‘future-proofed’ care and comfort.”


Crafted in quality Beech wood, the new Mascot has interchangeable door heights of 60cm, 80cm, 90cm and 98cm. It can have four doors (on one side) or eight doors (on both sides) and is available in 170cm or 200cm long platforms, with and without profiling and Trendelenberg. In addition there is a modular divider which can be used to make the cot smaller in the child’s earlier years. The Mascot really is a ‘whole life solution’ for many children. The cot also meets the BSEN 60601-2-52 safe working height requirement so that potential back strain is minimised for carers and parents. The hand crafted padding is bespoke to each cot and made according to the recommendations highlighted in Theraposture’s assessment of user needs. Its craftsmen ensure there is a snug fit with no gaps that could cause potential risk and soft-touch Panvelle is commonly used which is non-permeable and anti-bacterial. A variety of fixing options are available along with an extensive range of colours, patterns and child friendly prints that allows the Mascot to be personalised.

Picture captions:
1. The Theraposture team was busy throughout the Kidz South 2103 event in Reading.
Pictured from left to right: Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director; Peter Wicks, Assessor and Nick Lythe, Assessor.

2. The new Theraposture Mascot Mark II is the world’s first, fully modular care cot that provides a flexible solution to meet the changing needs of a disabled child.