Aids and equipment
If you need special equipment or aids to help you manage at home, for example, a raised toilet seat or hand rails, your GP or specialist nurse can refer you to a social worker to get these on your behalf.
If you need special equipment or aids to help you manage at home, for example a raised toilet seat or hand rails, your GP or specialist nurse can refer you to a social worker to get these for you. Or you can contact your local social services or social work department. They can arrange for a social worker or occupational therapist to assess your needs. Social workers may be able to supply what you need at no cost.
You can also get general advice and information about all types of equipment from the Disabled Living Foundation.
If you have difficulties using public transport, see our information about local transport for information about community transport schemes that could help.
Nursing home charges
People who are responsible for their own nursing home charges should check whether they’re entitled to financial help. Speak to your healthcare professional or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.
In Northern Ireland
Visit nidirect.gov.uk for information on equipment.