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 hom
Save this information

Useful organisations 

Age UK

Tavis House
1–6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

T 0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 169 6565 (advice line)
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk

Age Cymru (in Wales)

Tŷ John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Vanguard Way
Cardiff CF24 5PJ

T 0800 022 3444
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru

Age NI (in Northern Ireland)

3 Lower Crescent
Belfast BT7 1NR

T 0808 808 7575
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Provides information and advice for older people.

British Red Cross

44 Moorfields
London EC2Y 9AL

T 0844 871 11 11
[email protected]
www.redcross.org.uk

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.

Charity Search

25 Portview Road
Avonmouth
Bristol BS11 9LD

T 0117 9824060
[email protected]
www.charitysearch.org.uk

College of Occupational Therapists

106–114 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB

T 020 7357 6480
[email protected]
www.cot.co.uk

Provides details of independent occupational therapists in your local area.

Disabled Living Foundation

4th floor, Jessica House
Red Lion Square
191 Wandsworth High Street

T 020 7289 6111 (enquiries)
   0300 999 0004 (helpline, 10am–4pm weekdays)
[email protected] (enquiries)
[email protected] (helpline)
www.dlf.org.uk

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:

England
Foundations

T 0300 124 0315
[email protected]
www.foundations.uk.com

Wales
Care and Repair Cymru

T 029 2057 6286
[email protected]
www.careandrepair.org.uk

Northern Ireland
Staying Put Department
Fold Housing Trust

T 028 9042 8314
[email protected]
www.foldgroup.co.uk

More information 

Last reviewed: January 2016
Next review due: January 2019

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

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

A list of sources is available on request.

Further reading