Equipment and adaptations - other resources

Get details of more organisations who can help with equipment, adaptations and daily aids for people living with dementia.

Using equipment and making adaptations at home
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Useful organisations 

Age UK

0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 678 1602 (advice line)
[email protected]

Age Cymru (in Wales)

0800 022 3444 (9am–5pm, Monday–Friday)
[email protected]

Age NI (in Northern Ireland)

0808 808 7575 (8am–7pm every day)
[email protected]

Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people.

British Red Cross

0344 871 1111
[email protected]

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

020 7289 6111 (enquiries, 9am–5pm weekdays)
0300 999 0004 (helpline, 10am–4pm weekdays)
[email protected] (enquiries)
[email protected] (helpline)

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 ( 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:

Foundations (England)

0300 124 0315
[email protected]

Care and Repair Cymru (Wales)

029 2010 7580
[email protected]

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

020 7357 6480
[email protected]

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists provides details of independent occupational therapists in your area.

More information 

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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