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Minor aids, equipment and adaptations

Having the right minor aids, equipment, or adaptations for you, can help you to carry out daily tasks, continue living at home for as long as possible, and maintain your independence.

We are all individuals, and you will know best what you are looking to achieve and what might work well for you. We have produced a factsheet with detailed information to help you decide which pieces of equipment might benefit you. This factsheet contains information about what different pieces of equipment can help with, things to consider before purchasing, and where you can buy these items. Almost all the equipment mentioned in this factsheet can be purchased for under £40 from local and online retailers.

Information about small pieces of equipment you can purchase to support you - A Factsheet

Easy-Read 'Equipment to Support You' - A Factsheet

Following the outcome of an assessment of need, there is a wide range of other types of support that we may be able to provide, such as:

Community Occupational Therapy:

Our Community Occupational Therapy service may be able to provide further support to help you to carry out daily tasks safely and independently. You may wish to enquire about receiving support from this service if you identify with any of the statements below:

  • “I would like practical solutions to help make it easier for me tocarry out daily tasks like washing / bathing/ getting dressed / moving around the house / meal preparation/ getting in and out of bed / getting on and off the toilet or getting on and off a chair.”
  • “I would like someone to help me look at whether and how my home could be adapted to be more accessible for me. I would like them to tell me about grants that I might be eligible for to help pay for this work.”
  • “I would like someone to provide my carer with practical assistance and advice to help them to continue caring for me safely and comfortably.”

You can find out more about our Occupational Therapy service here: Occupational Therapy

Lifeline and Telecare services:

We also provide home alarm services to help people to live independently, safely, and securely in their own homes. If you have trouble with your memory or mobility, or are a live-in carer for a loved one, you may find these services helpful. You can find out more here: Emergency Alarms - Lifeline and Telecare

Sensory services:

If you are having difficulties with your hearing or vision, you might feel that you would benefit from more specialist support. Our Sensory Services team may be able to help you by providing information, advice, or equipment. They also provide training in specific areas such as independent living, communication skills and indoor and outdoor mobility. You can find out more here: Sensory Services

To request any of the services mentioned above, please contact us using the details below and ask for an assessment of need

Single Point of Access:

Tel: 01443 425003 (Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am until 5pm)

Emergency Out of Office Service 

Our Emergency Out of Hours Service provides an emergency response to a social care crisis outside of normal office hours, on bank holidays and at weekends. Telephone: 01443 743665 / 01443 657225