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Equipment and adaptations

There's a range of technology, equipment and adaptations available to support you to live in your own home.

If you're finding some areas of daily living becoming difficult and believe you have a condition you need help with, contact our social care team or speak to your GP.

A trained worker will carry out an assessment to see if you are eligible for support.

If you're assessed as eligible

We may provide you with equipment free of charge, although this isn't guaranteed. 

You may want items to help you do things like:

  • Reaching down to put on socks, stockings or shoes
  • Turning the taps on and off or managing in the kitchen
  • Getting in and out of the bath, or up from the toilet
  • Getting up out of an easy chair
  • Carrying things between rooms

You might also want to think about electronic equipment (known as assistive technology) which can help you feel safer and more secure in your home. 

If you're not assessed as eligible

We may direct you to find help via friends and family, charity funding, or recommend that you buy your own equipment.

If you're looking to buy your own items, we've produced a guide to finding your own assisted living equipment.

Ask Sara: advice on buying equipment

The Ask Sara website is a self-help guide which offers advice and recommendations on products and equipment available to make daily living easier. It's written by occupational therapists and equipment experts.

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