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Equipment to help you in your Home

General Equipment

There are numerous outlets with a huge range of equipment available to help you around the house. The choice and variety can be confusing but here are a few points to bear in mind:

  • Equipment such as grab rails etc can be purchased through DIY stores.
  • Equipment to help you with daily living can be purchased through major chemists or specialist companies.
  • For larger items of equipment or adaptations, get at least two quotes.
  • Where appropriate check warranties, servicing and maintenance and other general after sales back up.
  • Try out equipment wherever possible.

You may be able to obtain some equipment through an Occupational Therapy assessment from City of York Council.

Equipment to help with sensory impairment

City of York Council has information about equipment to help with sensory impairment.

Fire Equipment and advice for the home

Information about fire safety and smoke alarms is available from City of York Council.

Bath Shower Board

Quandary Equipment

Helping Hand Equipment

Tap Turners Equipment


Equipment House

For information, advice and suggestions about the types of equipment that could help you in your home, please visit our interactive Equipment House page.

Key Safe

The Handypersons service at Yorkshire Housing is able to assist with fitting a key safe. 

You can contact them on 0345 366 4404 or visit the Yorkshire Housing website.

The Age UK Home Services Directory also lists handy persons who are able to assist with fitting of a key safe.

Contact them on telephone number 01904 627995 or visit the Age UK website. 

Useful Links

Ask Sara

The Disability Living Foundation runs the 'Ask Sara' service containing a self help guide and advice on daily living equipment.

A list of factsheets on a range of daily living equipment such as features to look for when choosing equipment is also available to download from the site.  

Be Independent

Be Independent is the City of York Council's provider for the equipment loan service

Living Made Easy

Living Made Easy produces a catalogue of independent living equipment. 

Last reviewed: 02/05/2018

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