Equipment and adaptations to help with daily living

Help is available to support you to live safely and independently if you have difficulty carrying out everyday activities at home.

With a little information from you it is easy to recommend and arrange things like:

  • toilet frames and raised toilet seats
  • bed rails and bed raisers
  • chair raisers
  • bathing aids
  • tap turners and kettle tippers
  • banister and grab rails
  • external handrails

We can also offer advice and information on things you can do to help yourself such as looking at ways you can do tasks differently.

We might also refer you to someone else who can help and provide some support if needed. For example, your GP can refer you to NHS services for special equipment.

Apply for help

Complete a self assessment to have minor adaptations made or equipment fitted without the need for a full assessment:

You'll need to provide:

  • your personal details
  • information about your health
  • details of the problems you're facing
  • information about any benefits you receive
  • contact details for your doctor

You can also call 030 33 33 3001 or visit a Social Work office to request a form.

What happens next

We'll contact you and explain what will happen next.

Sometimes we might need to visit your home to see how you manage certain tasks. We may also ask for permission to speak to people like your GP to get further information about your situation.

We'll arrange for any equipment to be delivered or fitted.

Page last updated: 29/10/2019
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