Assistive technology is a range of electronic gadgets that can help you to live independently in your own home. This includes things such as:
This service is for adults over 18 years living in their own home (this excludes residential/care homes).
The Assistive Technology team will carry out an assessment to see if you would benefit from having any electronic gadgets that would help you to stay independent and/or provide support for your carer.
The assessment is free, and many of the gadgets are available on free loan. However as part of the assessment we might suggest some other gadgets that we do not provide that we think would be useful. The person carrying out your assessment will be able to suggest places where you can buy these directly.
If you already have ongoing support from Adult Social Services please speak to your social worker about referring into our service.
You can also contact our Customer Service Centre to ask for a referral to the Assistive Technology team.