Equipment and adaptations

If you are finding some areas of daily living becoming difficult, you may wish to consider 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. Find out more about assistive technology.

Finding your own equipment

If you have had an assessment by Social Services and we have recommended that you buy your own equipment or we have assessed you as ineligible, or if you have decided to buy equipment yourself, read finding your own equipment.

Also go to the Ask Sara website, an online guided-assessment which offers recommendations.

If you need more help

If you believe you have a condition which you need help with, contact us or speak to your GP. A range of assistive technology, equipment and adaptations is available to support you to continue to live in your own home, some of which may be provided free of charge.

We will only provide equipment to you if you have been assessed as eligible by a trained worker.

If you are assessed as eligible, you may be provided with equipment free-of-charge, although this is not guaranteed.

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

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