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There is a lot of equipment that can help you to carry out daily living tasks; everything from walking aids to grab rails.

At some time in our lives it may become difficult to carry out everyday tasks. Using equipment and technology can mean that you do not have to rely on others to stay independent for longer.

Even if you don't need support at the moment, start planning for your future care now.

The NHS (opens in a new window) have mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walkers. You can ask your GP for more details.


The Disability Living Foundation (opens in a new window) has information about equipment to help with tasks such as;

Ask Sara (opens in a new window) is a useful website which asks questions about the problems you are having and suggests products that might be helpful.

Living Made Easy (opens in a new window) provides advice on a wide range of equipment.

Independent Living Centres

Independent Living Centres can help if you are not sure what equipment you need. This is a great way to try out equipment without any pressure. Some items of equipment can even be borrowed for free to try at home. 


Telecare helps people to live safely and independently at home. It continually monitors the home environment and raises an alert is something is wrong.

Sight and Hearing Centres

We have information about sight and hearing if you have an impairment. We also have Sight and Hearing Centres.  Like Independent Living Centres these offer an opportunity to see and try out specialist equipment and to get advice.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists can visit you at home to talk about what you might need.

Further information

You may also like to look at these related pages;


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