Grab rails, ramps and advice about adapting your home

If you have problems getting around your home there are items of equipment or adaptations that can make life easier and help you to maximise your independence and stay living in your own home.

Examples of some equipment you might need:

  • Help raising an alarm in an emergency, such as a pendant alarm
  • An additional stair rail to help you get up and down the stairs safely
  • A grab handle to hold onto when getting in and out of your home
  • Chair raisers to take the strain out of sitting down or getting up from your chair
  • A shower stool to sit on while bathing

Who can get equipment?

Equipment is available to adults that have permanent disabilities and are not fully independent in their daily lives, with activities such as cooking and eating, bathing, getting dressed and toileting.

You may need more major equipment such as a stair lift or hoist, ramp or level access shower. Before we recommend a major adaptation you may have a period of reablement to try to improve your independence in everyday life.

How much does it cost?

Equipment tends to be provided on a loan basis. Small adaptations to your home will be provided based on an assessment. For any major adaptations a charge may apply.

How do I apply?

For a friendly chat about telecare services provided by the council, or to arrange to buy these services privately, please call: 0300 1310 300 to speak to an adviser.

If you have a sensory impairment, please contact the Adult Sensory Team.

Other Useful Contacts


This website helps you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier and covers products and ideas:

  • On a range of physical and mental health topics
  • Which may help you complete tasks in a number of different household locations
  • Which may help with a range of daily activities

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