Thanks all, I shall google disability aids and see where we go with the health centre, but you see we have a walk in shower in our bathroom as well as the bath (have done for over 10 years and there's room for a seat, I must have had a brainwave!) but K sometimes likes a soak instead of a sluice and my, my, 61 year old males can be stubborn! Yesterday was the first time he got stuck
in a position where he couldn't right himself with just arm strength. I'm incredibly glad I asked him (a fairly strong "ask") not
to take a bath when I'm not in the house, and I hope the experience will have reinforced the request!
Best thing would be handles on the bath I think but I didn't foresee the need back in 1998!
Am off to google now....