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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
  • bannister 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 0303 333 3001 to request a copy of the 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.

Related Information

Contact Details

 

Occupational Therapy Service - Annandale and Eskdale

Annan Town Hall
High Street
Annan

Tel: 0303 333 3001

Occupational Therapy Service - Newton Stewart

Penninghame Centre
Auchendoon Road
Newton Stewart

Tel: 0303 333 3001

 

Occupational Therapy Service - Nithsdale

122-124 Irish Street
Dumfries
DG1 2PB

Tel: 0303 333 3001

Occupational Therapy Service - Stewartry

Gardenhill Primary Care Centre
2 Gardenhill Road
Castle Douglas

Tel: 0303 333 3001

 

Occupational Therapy Service - Stranraer

Ashwood House
Sun Street
Stranraer

Tel: 0303 333 3001

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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