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Disability equipment services are services that enable elderly disabled people to access products for their personal use. These are products designed solely for chronically sick or disabled people. Professional staff, mainly qualified Occupational Therapists who are also known as OTs, assess peoples needs for disability equipment and aids. An assessment of your individual needs for disability equipment and disability aids, either by Social or Health Care Professionals, is important to obtaining the right aids and equipment for your own needs. Disability aids and equipment facilitate independence at home, and Occupational Therapists enable people with disabilities to carry out daily living activities, with the aim of maintaining or improving independence. Daily living activities mean any way in which people spend their time, from personal care (washing, dressing, toileting) to productivity (paid or unpaid work, housework, education) to leisure (games, sports, hobbies, social activities). Organisations can provide a range of products to help and support older people who have a physical disability and have difficulty managing everyday activities and have difficulty getting in and out and around your home. A specialist needs assessment can help you to access a range of equipment to meet your needs, enabling you to maintain your independence and safety in your own home. There is a large range of mobility aids and equipment, and an assessment for mobility aids and mobility equipment can help to recommend what is best for you – mobility aids and mobility equipment include stair lifts, wheelchairs, mobility scooters or buggies, and walking aids such as Zimmer frames, walkers, walking frames, mobility chairs, and walking sticks. There also is a wide range of daily living aids which can assist you to bathe, dress, prepare food and drinks, and enjoy leisure activities. Bathroom equipment can include bath seats, raised toilet seats, bath rails and commodes. Daily living equipment includes eating aids like adapted cutlery and plates, dressing aids such as gadgets to help with zippers or stockings, back cushions, as well as household aids such as trolleys and gadgets to help pick up things from the floor. There are hoists to help move someone, and bed blocks can make it easier to get in and out of bed by raising its height. Reading aids and writing aids also help older people to maintain their independence, and there is a range of equipment for people with a sensory disability such as flashing door bells and telephone aids for sight impaired people. Occupational Therapists can help with making a home safer for getting around by, for example, the installation of hand rails and ramps, or raising the height of the bed/chair so that standing up is much easier for a person with stiff, painful hips and knees, and reducing anxiety and helping people raise their confidence about getting around or managing their disability. At the same time they can assist carers to keep their caring role, by arranging the right aids and equipment for the cared for person. Disabled Living Centres may be able to arrange demonstrations of various equipment and aids, to help people who wish to purchase aids and equipment direct from suppliers. You can also visit the Disabled Living Foundation website for advice on choosing equipment.
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Here at Ability Lifts, we offer solutions for many different access requirements, from platform lifts and stair platform lifts, to external lifts, access lifts and much more. We aim to offer top ...
Contact: Ability Lifts Ltd, Khepera Business Centre, 9, Orgreave Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9LQ
Stairlift Design, Manufacture and Install
Allows easier access to the upper floors of your home. We make straight and curved lifts we can combine any combination of lift and its features to fit most stairs. We also make stairlifts for outdoor spaces such as gard...
Contact: Stairlifts By Acorn, Telecom House Station Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6RB
The Assure - Personal monitoring and alert system
The Assure is a stylish smartband that monitors your wellbeing and can be worn at all times, ensuring you can link with your personal network whenever you might need help.
As well as the wearer being able to call...
Contact: Customer support, 18 Hill Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JD
Age UK Mobility
Handicare are proud to be working with the Age UK Trading. Together, they are continually working towards improving later life for everyone. Handicare are the provider of all, stair lifts, chairs, baths and showers.
Contact: Age UK Mobility, Building 82 First Avenue, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7FJ
Hire, buy or lease via Motability with Allied Mobility.
Allied Mobility is the UK's leading wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) specialist. We’re committed to designing and converting our cars to the high...
Contact: Allied Mobility , 655 London Road, Coventry , CV3 4EX
It provides equipment to assist and improve independence at home. A qualified occupational therapist can discuss individual problems in depth and advise on the best equipment. This can be completed in the shop and occasi...
Contact: All Mobility, All Mobility Central Support , 25 Wellington Way , SheffieldWaterlooville , Hampshire , PO7 7ED
Bespoke Stairlift- Curved Stairlift Solutions
Our Stairlift solutions give our customers a cost effective solution to stair accessibility. Virtually any staircase, whether it be straight or curved, can be negotiated to offer a safe, affordable alternative to new pro...
Contact: Bespoke Stairlifts, Unit 8 Fieldhouse Industrial Estate, Old Fieldhouse Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1FA
Hire or borrow a wheelchair
Hiring a wheelchair is the best way to guarantee wheelchair support for short-term use (six months or less) but if you are unable to afford the cost we may be able to offer further assistance.
Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL
Shop - Mobility Aids
Find equipment to help with your daily needs or make getting out and about a little easier. All products chosen to help you at home. Buy or hire a wheelchair
Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL
The Call Alert Partnership is a joint effort by two experienced companies spanning more than nearly two decades of monitoring(24/7 Call Alert response), sales and technical expertise within the 24/7 alert response and re...
Contact: Call Alert, Wessex House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9FD
Careium Personal Alarms
Telecare alarm service to help your loved ones live independently & safely with 24/7 support
When you’re not near your elderly family member or loved one, it can be difficult to take care of them even though y...
Contact: Careium, Aspinall House, Walker Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2QE
Information & Advice Hub
Deaf-friendly information or advice. Go to https://www.deafplus.info/ for
Frind accessible and advice for deaf people in BSL video covering a wide range of issues from claiming benefits to consume...
Contact: deafPLUS, Trinity Centre, Key Close, Whitechapel, London, E1 4HG
This is an interactive website that helps you to find advice and products that will make daily living easier. It is run by the Disabled Living Foundation charity. It covers a range of topics including managin...
Contact: Ask Sara
DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care ...
Contact: Living Made Easy, Unit 1,, 34 Chatfield Road,, Wandsworth, London, SW11 3SE
Living made easy
Made Easy is the UK’s leading comparison site for daily living
equipment. You can compare and review over 10,000 products from around
suppliers. Impartial product information is surrounded by ...
Contact: Living Made Easy
Our services can be delivered on-site or in a clinic and are tailored to meet your budget and the needs of your organisation. We help to keep your employees fit, healthy, safe and most importantly performing for you whil...
Contact: Healthscreen UK, 6 New Buildings, Bottom Floor, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1HW
Hearing Aid Accessories
We are an online shop that sells to both the general public as well as professional bodies such as schools across the UK and now internationally.
Contact: Hearing Aid Accessories, 6 New Buildings, Floor 1, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1HW
UK Veterans Hearing Foundation
We help veterans access the funding aftercare they need to live with their level of hearing loss
Contact: UK Veterans Hearing Foundation, 6 New Buildings, Top Floor, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1HW
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Home Lifts Experts
Home Lifts Experts offer customers advise and can recommend the right home lift based on budget, size of the lift, whether multi-floor or wheelchair access is required.
Contact: Home Lift Experts, Building 5, Bay 1, First Avenue,, Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7TE