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Get equipment to stay independent

Who this equipment is for

Many people want to live in their own home for as long as possible.

Care technology and daily living equipment may help you, or the person you're caring for to stay independent for longer.

Using these tools can help lots of people, but particularly if you're any of the following:

  • disabled
  • elderly
  • suffering from illness or health conditions

Daily living equipment could be as simple as a 'reacher' to avoid bending down to pick things up.

Care technology could include a digital assistant to help you remember to take medication.

You may already own some of this equipment but did not know that it could help you live independently.

There are lots of options to meet your needs. You can buy equipment yourself from trusted suppliers. Some people can get help from the council, who can supply care technology.

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