Equipment and adaptations - other resources
Get details of more organisations who can help with equipment, adaptations and daily aids for people living with dementia.
- Equipment, adaptations and improvements to the home
- Types of equipment
- Where to get advice about equipment and adaptations
- How to get hold of equipment
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Using equipment and making adaptations at home
Age Cymru (in Wales)
Age NI (in Northern Ireland)
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people.
British Red Cross
British Red Cross offers a range of services – including care in the home, wheelchair loan and transport assistance – to help those with health issues lead a full life.
Disabled Living Foundation
Disabled Living Foundation provides information about finding some simple solutions, such as mobility aids. Includes a web tool offering advice on health, home and daily activities (asksara.dlf.org.uk). You can also arrange to visit the DLF centre to look at equipment and talk to staff.
Home improvement agencies
Home improvement agencies, also known by names such as Care and Repair or Staying Put, offer free advice and information to older and disabled homeowners who want to stay in their own homes but may need specialist equipment or adaptations in order to do so. There are over 200 home improvement agencies at present. To find out if there is one within your local authority, contact the following organisations:
Care and Repair Cymru (Wales)
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists provides details of independent occupational therapists in your area.
Last reviewed: January 2016
Next review due: January 2019
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Stephen Wey, Senior Lecturer – Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, York St John University, York and Professor Gail Mountain, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Sheffield
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