Equipment to help

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 your life 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.

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

Our top ten things to think about will help you to plan your future care, even if you don't need support at the moment.


Living Made Easy (opens in a new window) has information about equipment to help with tasks such as:

  • bathing
  • showering
  • using the toilet
  • getting in and out of bed

There is also information about grab rails and walking equipment. 

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.


Telecare equipment and services can support your safety and independence in your own home. The equipment can sense risks such as smoke, floods and gas, can remind you to take pills and even call for help if you fall. A help centre can be contacted automatically if any of these problems occur in your home. If needed the help centre can arrange for someone to come to your home or can contact your family, doctor or emergency services. The system can also warn you of problems by sounding an alarm, flashing lights or vibrating a box which can be kept in your pocket or under your pillow.

There are a number of organisations who provide Telecare. Some of these are listed in our  service provider directory (opens in a new window).

The  Living Made Easy (opens in a new window) have lots of information about Telecare equipment and services.

Alternatively, one of our Occupational Therapists can visit you at home to talk about what you might need.

Sight and Hearing Centres

We have information about sight and hearing if you have an impairment. We also have  sight and hearing centres (opens in a new window)

Occupational Therapists

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

Further information

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