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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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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
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
Aster Group - Connected Living
Technology Enabled Care will support you in your own home and out and about, giving you reassurance and indpendence to live your life, you way.
How does our monitored home alarm work?
We offer a range of solutions to m...
Contact: Connected Living, Sarsen Court, Horton Avenue, Cannings Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AZ
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
Careline, Lifeline, Telecare, Personal alarm
Careline Alarms Monitoring Brings Peace of MindIf 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 i...
Contact: Careline, 7 Adcote Close, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8DT
Simple, discreet, 24/7 support at home, when you need it. Your LifeLine personal alarm is always there for you. Just press the button and we’ll be there to check on you. If you can’t talk to us, we&rsqu...
Contact: Lifeline Telecare Services, Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7BZ
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
Stairlifts, Through Floor Lifts, Step Lifts
Supply, install, maintain, repair and services all types of stairlifts, through floor lifts, step lifts and ceiling track hoists.
Contact: Freechoice Lift Services, 3c-9 Thorpe Close, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 4SW
Beep Assist is a guardian angel in your home or workplace. Our smart technology connects you to a 24/7 emergency response centre in case you need urgent help.
Contact: Beep Assist, PO Box 6458, Asher Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BF
Information and Advice
HAD staff all currently provide this service for disabled and older people. In the 2010 we received 30,000 telephone calls seeking information and advice. We work closely with a variety of types of organisations to provi...
Contact: Hertfordshire Action on Disability, The Woodside Centre, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 4DD
Help people with mobility and independence
Contact: Handicare, Building 82 First Avenue, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7FJ
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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