Sources of Funding & Obtaining Equipment for Disabled & Older People

Information about the funding & equipment sources for older & disabled people. It covers benefits, statutory equipment provision & grants, funding from charities & grant giving trusts; specific sources of funding, and short term equipment hire/loans.

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Choosing Household Equipment

Information about most problems experienced by people with disability in managing their home. It covers dealing with the home layout, safety, opening doors & windows, electrics, carrying items, food & drink preparation; cooking, cleaning and laundry.

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Personal alarm systems and telecare

Information to help choose a personal alarm (community alarm), explaining how they can work in different situations e.g. to summon help from a carer or neighbour or from someone further afield. Includes a checklist for use when choosing which would be the

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Living Made Easy

Living made easy is an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living. It has been developed by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity with 40 years’ experience in providi

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Ask Sara

AskSARA for advice, support and products that make daily living easier. AskSARA is an award-winning online self-help guide providing expert advice and information on products and equipment for older and disabled people. AskSARA is easy to use.

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Disabled Living Foundation

This website offers information about the right type of equipment that will help you manage your household chores and day-to-day living without having to depend on other people. There are a number of factsheets that you can download, including those on f

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Choosing an Overhead Hoist

Comprehensive factsheet, including diagrams about overhead hoists

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Choosing a Mobile Hoist

Comprehensive factsheet with diagrams about all aspects of mobile hoists, including the provision of moving and handling equipment, factors to consider when choosing a hoist, the types & standard features of hoists, special features of toileting/standing

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