Equipment to help you live at home | Equipment to help you live at home | Oldham Council

There are various types of tools that can assist you with your daily tasks at home.

These tools are designed to make it easier and safer for you to manage things on your own, especially if you're older or have a disability.

There are different kinds of tools available to help in different areas of your home:

  • Kitchen: Examples include larger control knobs for stoves and devices to help you pour liquids.
  • Bathroom: This might involve raised toilet seats, shower and bath seats, and changes to taps.
  • Bedroom: Specially adapted beds, grab rails, and talking clocks are some options.
  • Living room: You can find specially designed chairs, and hoists that can be mobile or mounted to the ceiling.
  • Other parts of your home: This could include louder doorbells and phones, rails from the wall to the floor, adjustments to steps, and trolleys for moving things between rooms.

Getting the right equipment

AskSARA is an online self-help guide that is useful if you are not sure what items might help you.

You can buy most daily living equipment from the high street or online and this is the quickest way to get the help you need.

Ask for an assesment

Our Community Occupational Therapy Team can carry out an assessment to get a clearer picture of the difficulties that you are having (e.g. bathing, climbing stairs, or transferring from a chair to a bed) and advise you about eligibility, and tell you about other services that may be available.