If you have difficulty coping in your home, there is equipment which can help you can live at home independently and safely. The choice of equipment includes:
- walking frames
- text telephones
- easy to use keyboards
- large print
- bathing aids
- grab rails
- raised toilet seats
- voice prompts
- kettle tippers
There is also monitoring equipment called Telecare which helps to support carers and people living alone. Telecare provides reassurance and can act as an early warning system for some conditions.
More information about our Telecare services can be found on our Forestcare pages.
Locking cooker valve
This simple device can help vulnerable people retain independence at home. It can provide reassurance to family, friends and carers that a gas stove won't be accidentally turned on or left on. For more information visit SGN.
How to keep yourself safe and well at home
Anyone can fall, but older people may be more vulnerable. Please read our Falls leaflet for more details.
Disabled facilities grants
If you experience difficulties in your own home, for example having trouble getting up the stairs, disabled facilities grants may help.
These grants assist you with the cost of making changes to your home, in order for you to enjoy a better quality of life.
Read GOV.UK - Disabled Facilities Grants for more information.
You will need an assessment before a grant will be awarded.
Please contact us to apply for a grant.