Equipment and Products to Help with Day to Day Living
There are many items of equipment and products available which can help you to live as independently as possible by making every-day tasks easier and safer. These can help with things such as:
- domestic tasks, e.g. kettle tippers and perching stools
- bathing, e.g. bath boards and seats
- using the toilet, e.g. raised toilet seats and commodes
- mobility, e.g. hoists, specialist beds and chairs
- memory loss, e.g. calendar clocks and medication prompts
Sometimes it may be helpful for changes to be made to your home, for example, adding grab rails, widening doors, or installing a stair lift. For more information about changes to your home see Adapting your Home
There are also some specialist products to help with memory loss, for example, water overflow alarms, or items to help with remembering to take medication. More information about Equipment and Products to Help with Memory Loss
Providing you are eligible, you will be given a Personal Budget with items being provided free of charge, apart from major changes to your home, which may be charged for. If you prefer, it is possible to receive your Personal Budget as a Cash Payment to enable you to purchase equipment or products, rather than having them supplied by the Council. To search for equipment providers go to ChooseMySupport
We will need to check if you are eligible, which will be done at the same time as your assessment. Providing you are eligible, items are provided free of charge, apart from major changes to your home, which may be charged for.
If you prefer, it is possible to receive a cash payment to enable you to purchase equipment or products, rather than having them supplied by the Council.
For small pieces of equipment (for example, raised toilet seats, raised seating, raised beds), or small changes to your home (for example, grab rails) it is possible to do a self assessment. This can be done using the online form, or by printing the form and sending it to us and you can ask a friend or relative to help you. See Self Assessment for Equipment and Minor Adaptations.
Alternatively, an Occupational Therapist or Community Care Worker will usually meet with you in your own home and will work with you to do an assessment and, if appropriate, will provide items of equipment to help you with day to day living.
Contact us to ask about getting equipment and products to help with day to day living.
- Search for equipment and products on ChooseMySupport
- Leicestershire CareOnline - has recommendations from older and disabled people about equipment supplies they have used.
- More websites that can help in the search for Aids and equipment products
- Disabled Facilities Grants
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013