Equipment, adaptations and sensory loss
Last updated 22 January 2021
1. Support to help you live independently at home
We offer support to adults experiencing difficulties in their own home due to:
- age related conditions
- sensory loss
We’ll work with you to identify your strengths, and where you'd like to be more independent with your daily living tasks.
Equipment and minor adaptations
We may be able to support you, or provide you with:
- toilet seats, toilet frames, or grab rails if you struggle with toilet transfers
- stair rails if you're struggling to get up and down stairs
- a grab rail, bath board or shower seat if you struggle with accessing your shower or bathing facilities
- bed leavers if you struggle to get in and out of bed. We can also raise the height of the bed, and provide advice and useful tips on how to get in and out of the bed safely
- chair raisers if you struggle to get on and off your chair. We can also provide advice on where you may be able to buy a more suitable and supportive chair
- a perching stool if you struggle to stand when carrying out household activities or personal grooming tasks
- standing aids and hoists if you struggle to stand or transfer safely, or you need someone to help you
If you care for someone you may have concerns about them moving around their home safely or getting in and out of bed at night. We can assess for monitoring telecare equipment to help reduce any risks.
if you need help to get up and down stairs safely, and the addition of a stair rail does not give you enough support, we may be able to provide:
- a stair lift
- through floor lift
- provision of ground floor facilities
if you need to climb steps to access your home and you're finding them difficult, and the addition of a grab rail does not give you enough support, we may be able to provide:
- a ramp
- step lift
if you cannot access your current showering or bathing facilities, and the addition of a bath board or grab rails does not give you enough support, we may be able to provide a level access shower
All recommendations will be made following an assessment of your needs. The assessment will consider your ability, the environment and risk. We'll talk to you about your needs and preferences to support your independence.
You may prefer to arrange or buy equipment yourself directly from an experienced mobility retailer. They can offer advice and support about the equipment that will best suit your needs.
They also offer a large range of items not available through our service. For example:
- feeding and drinking equipment
- outdoor mobility aids
You'll find details of shops that sell assistive equipment, along with other services to help you live independently, below.