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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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Abacus Care

Abacus Care Limited - Essex

Local

Our range of products includes: Mobility - Walking frames/sticks, wheelchairs, scooters Moving and Handling - Hoists, slings, slide sheets Personal Care - Commodes, incontinence products, bath seats and boar...

Contact: Civicare East Ltd, 47-49 Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7BU.
Acorn Stairlifts

Stairlift Design, Manufacture and Install

National

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.
Acticheck Ltd

The Assure - Personal monitoring and alert system

National

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

Age UK Mobility

National

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.
Basildon District Council

Wheelchair Loan Service

Local

We have a large fleet of wheelchairs available for long and short term loan.This service is provided free to any resident of any age within the Basildon District.

Contact: Basildon District Volunteer Carers, The George Hurd Centre Audley Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2FL.
Bespoke Stairlifts

Bespoke Stairlift- Curved Stairlift Solutions

National

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.
British Red Cross Society

Mobility aids

Regional

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment at almost 1,000 outlets in the UK. The types of mobility aids we provide include the following: Wheelchairs Backrests Bath seats Walking sticks and frames C...

Contact: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, Unit 10 Marshgate Centre Harlow Business Park, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5QP.
Call Alert

Call Alert

National

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.
Careline Alarms

Careline, Lifeline, Telecare, Personal alarm

National

Careline Alarms Monitoring Brings Peace of Mind If you are concerned about an older person's welfare or you want to remain independent in your own home, then Careline Alarms can help. Our pendant alarm service ...

Contact: Careline, 12a Digby Drive, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RQ.
Cross Keys Homes

Lifeline

Local

Lifeline offers anyone help and security at the touch of a button giving you and your family peace of mind. If you need help, just press your pendant and you will be connected to our 24 hour call centre, where our exper...

Contact: Lifeline Telecare Services, Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7BZ.
Disabled Living Foundation

Ask Sara

National

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.

Independent Advice

National

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: Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 1,, 34 Chatfield Road,, Wandsworth, London, SW11 3SE.

Living made easy

National

Living Made Easy is the UK’s leading comparison site for daily living equipment. You can compare and review over 10,000 products from around 1,000 national suppliers. Impartial product information is surrounded by ...

Contact: Living Made Easy.
Essex County Council

Occupational Therapy

Local

We may be able to: advise you on how to do things differently so it’s easier for you to live at home lend equipment or provide minor adaptations such as grab rails in your home put you in contact with ...

Contact: Adult Social Care, Essex House, 200 The Crescent, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YQ.

Telecare

Local

We provide 24 hour support to vulnerable people and their carers, so that they can live independently at home.  We enable them to call for help and assistance using various sensors and alarms.  There is also a ...

Contact: Telecare, Catalyst House, 1 Newcomen Way, Severalls Business Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YL.
Handicare

home services

National

Help people with mobility and independence 

Contact: Handicare, Building 82 First Avenue, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7FJ.
Hear4U

Healthscreen UK

National

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

National

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

National

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.
Hearing Connect

Advisory service

Regional

If you have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus, you may have trouble listening to the television, hearing the doorbell ring or chatting on the telephone. If this is so, you will benefit from a visit to Hearing Connect. On ap...

Contact: Hearing Connect, Juliius Newman House, Woodside Park Road, North Finchley, London, N12 8RP.
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