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Disability related equipment links
Provides information about the use of computer technology for disabled adults and children. Sections on access for disabled, adapted equipment, suppliers etc.
Assist UK leads a UK wide network of Disabled Living Centres. Contact them to find the opening hours, range of services or to make an appointment at your nearest Centre.
british red cross
Provides equipment such as adjustable beds, pressure mattresses, bathing aids, walking frames and specialist equipment for children to help them remain at home with their parents and attend school. Can also make minor structural improvements to properties – such as installing ramps – for those having difficulties at home. The Red Cross volunteer-led medical equipment service provides wheelchair hire and short-term loans of equipment in almost 1000 outlets in the UK. The main types of equipment provided include wheelchairs, backrests, bath seats, walking sticks and frames, commodes, bedpans and urinals.
Assists people with disabilities to enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life, by providing specially trained assistance dogs. A Canine Partner can assist with tasks such as opening and closing doors and cupboards, retrieving a variety of different items, helping you with undressing, pressing buttons and switches, unloading the washing machine and a whole range of emergency procedures....and of course they bring companionship too. Dogs are tailor-made to individuals’ requirements and circumstances.
Engineering and design experts with a passion for creating life-changing assistive technologies. We conduct original research and develop commercial products that meet real needs.
disabled living foundation
Advice about equipment available for disabled people. Online fact sheets available. Among DLF's many information sheets on daily living and mobility equipment, which can be downloaded from the website, are the following on choosing a bra, dressing for warmth and finding suitable footwear.
dogs for the disabled
Dogs for the Disabled is a pioneering charity that trains assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities, and families with a child with autism.
enabled by design
This is an online community of people sharing their loves, hates and ideas, about assistive equipment. The site has product reviews.
Lenderhand is a charity that has been set up to provide families and individuals in the county of Essex with assistance by paying for goods or services that they could not otherwise afford, providing a helping hand through the challenging periods of their lives.
Provides a selection of audiobooks to people across the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability.
foundation for assistive technology
FAST works to promote useful research and development on equipment or assistive technology for disabled people. It brings together current or prospective users of assistive technology with researchers, developers, manufacturers and other service providers to become partners in the design, development and assessment of new products.
hearing dogs for deaf people
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.
help my mobility
Has free online guides and review about purchasing mobility aids.
Provides guidance on wheel chair options, mobility aids, disability resources, and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance.
national federation of shopmobility
Shopmobility Schemes aim to promote equality of access and to encourage independence of people with disabilities (permanent or temporary), through the provision of mobility equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs and power chairs.
the sequal trust
Aims to bridge the communication gap by supplying specialist communication equipment for disabled people of all ages across the UK.