STEETON-based Acorn Stairlifts has stepped in to help residents at a home for vulnerable people.

The company has installed a stairlift for free at Tindall House, which caters for eight adults with various conditions.

The home is funded by Caring for Life, whose pastoral director Jonathan Parkinson said the stairlift had transformed life for residents.

"We have people who suffer with severe anxiety and staircases can be a huge challenge and quite overwhelming to climb," he said.

"This is the first time we’ve had use of a stairlift and it’s improved the quality of life immeasurably for residents with physical and mental difficulties.

"It has increased their independence, which contributes to a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. It truly has been a wonderful gift.”

Dave Belmont, company secretary at Acorn Stairlifts, said the stairlift had been donated after the executor of an estate wanted to rehouse it.

"Caring for Life was selected as he had previously worked with the charity and knew there was a need for a stairlift – we were only too happy to install it for free," he said.

Tindall House is one of two homes, both in Leeds, financed by Caring for Life.