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Specialist advice and equipment

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Equipment and Technology can help to support you or those you care for to manage day to day tasks. It can help to promote and maintain independence, build confidence, provide and give peace of mind. There is a range of equipment and technology that can help if you are having difficulties at home with all the things you need to do every day. For example:

  • If you are having difficulty moving around your home grab rails, a stick or other equipment may make it easier for you.
  • Equipment that could help you get on / off your toilet, chair or your bed.
  • If cooking and using your kitchen is becoming difficult a trolley to carry food safely or a stool so that you can sit at the kitchen sink or work surface may help.
  • If getting in / out of the bath or shower or just having a wash is proving difficult there is a range of equipment that could help.

Specialist equipment is also available for people with a visual and/or hearing impairment.

Information and advice

Information about equipment and technology is available on our Adult Social Care and Communities Information Directory 

You can get information and advice at the Opal Assessment and Demonstration Centre. Occupational Therapists are available to demonstrate the latest equipment and to offer free advice about a range of possible solutions that may make everyday tasks easier for you. Due to COVID-19 the Opal Centre is closed please contact Adult Social Care for information and advice on 024 7683 3003.

You can complete an online self assessment or ask for an assessment by contacting Adult Social Care Direct. You can do this yourself or ask your doctor or a family member to do it for you.

Adult Social Care Direct

To call using Next Generation Text Service (also known as Text Relay): Call 18001 024 7683 3003

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 3003

Council House
PO Box 15
Earl Street

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