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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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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.
Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss - Bolton

Local

We provide support to hearing aid users on using and maintaining their hearing aids.  Services are provided through home visits and drop-in surgeries in the Bolton area.  Please contact us for further details.

Contact: Action on Hearing Loss, Hear to Help Bolton, Audiology Department, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Bolton, BL4 0JR.

Action on Hearing Loss - Manchester

Local

We provide support to hearing aid users on using and maintaining their hearing aids.  Services are provided through home visits and drop-in surgeries in the Manchester area.  Please contact us for further detai...

Contact: Action on Hearing Loss, Hear to Help Manchester (Central & South), Aeroworks, 5 Adair Street, Manchester, M1 2NQ.
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.
Age UK Bolton

Ambition for Ageing

Local

This project was set up to create age friendly communities and generate ways to build stronger community connections for people over 50. Ambition for Ageing is being delivered in partnership between Age UK Bolton, Bolto...

Contact: Age UK Bolton, The Square, 53-55 Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RZ.

Falls Prevention

Local

Have you ever had a fall, were you injured? What would the impact be if the same were to happen now? Falls can have a serious effect on anyone! Our Falls Prevention team can help you Do you feel safe...

Contact: Age UK Bolton, The Square, 53-55 Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RZ.

Wheelchair hire

Local

We have good quality, easy-to-use folding wheelchairs available for hire for up to three weeks at a time.  

Contact: Age UK Bolton, The Square, 53-55 Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RZ.

Will-Making and legal advice

Local

Will Making Service Age UK Bolton offers a confidential will-making service, at a specially negotiated charge, and by appointment only. If you need to make a straightforward will, are aged over 50, and live in the Bolton...

Contact: Age UK Bolton, The Square, 53-55 Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RZ.
Age UK Oldham

Disability Aids and Mobility Equipment

Local

More Mobile provides equipment, gadgets and advice that can help older people in the community. Advice We have a wide range of factsheets and information about services available and what to consider when choosing equipm...

Contact: Age UK Oldham, 10 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AN.
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.
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Equipment to help you

Local

If you have problems bathing, washing or dressing, there is a range of specially designed equipment to help make looking after yourself simpler and help you to stay living independently in your own home. This ...

Contact: Health and Social Care, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0SW.
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.
Choices Home Support

A1 VILLAGE CARE

Local

WE PROVIDE A LARGE RANGE OF MOBILITY PRODUCT,  WALKING AIDS, WHEELCHAIRS,INCONTINENCE WEAR, KITCHEN, BEDROOM, BATHROOM, AND GENERAL HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO HELP YOU MAKE LIFE EASIER.

Contact: A1 VILLAGE CARE, 71/73 higher market st, farnworth, bolton, Lancashire, bl4 8hq.
Creative Support

Older People's Services

Local

Staff within our older people services have experience of providing needs led care and support services for older adults, including meeting personal care needs, dietary needs, supporting people with sensory loss and the ...

Contact: Creative Support Manchester, 5th Floor, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF.
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.
Handicare

home services

National

Help people with mobility and independence 

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