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Where to get help

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 consider if buying yourself:

  • Equipment such as grab rails, can be purchased at DIY stores. Some walls need adapting to give a secure fixing point for the brackets
  • 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 2 quotes
  • Where appropriate, check warranties, servicing and maintenance and other general after-sales back up
  • Try out equipment wherever possible

Finding the right equipment

Living Made Easy provides impartial advice about equipment to help make daily living easier. 

Safe and Well is a service provided by NRS Healthcare to find out about getting equipment. The service includes:

  • free online self-assessment
  • free local demonstration
  • free telephone advice
  • links to Centra services (technology and Telecare)
  • occupational therapist visits (fee charged)
  • directory of trusted local suppliers

Wheelchair and scooter assessments

There is a great variety of equipment to enable individuals to be mobile. Some mobility centres are able to provide assessments to advise which type of wheelchair or scooter will best suit your needs. The centres can also advise how your equipment can be lifted into a vehicle.

Useful Contacts & Information

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Healthcare Pro
Healthcare Pro is the new online store from NRS Healthcare. They are a market leading and award-winning provider of products and services designed to support independent living. Their comprehensive range includes daily living aids, mobility equipment, disability equipment and therapeutic resources.

Buy Disability Aids and Mobility Equipment from NRS Healthcare

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https://www.safeandwell.co.uk/kent/

Safe and Well is a service provided by NRS Healthcare to find out about getting equipment. The service includes:

  • free online self-assessment
  • free local demonstration
  • free telephone advice
  • links to Centra services (technology and Telecare)
  • occupational therapist visits (fee charged)
  • directory of trusted local suppliers

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Telecare Services Association website
Listed organisations to identify telecare and/or telehealth services for yourself or your family, friends, or people that you provide care for.

If you're over 55, community navigators can talk to you about your options for staying safe and independent in your own home.

Last updated: 28/11/2023