Why don’t you try? : Find equipment to help with dressing your loved one
If your loved one struggles with getting dressed, there might be gadgets or equipment to help make life easier.
There’s a range of equipment to help, examples include:
* hooks to help pull zips, undo buttons and pull jackets on
* gadgets to help put socks, tights and pants on
How to get gadgets and equipment
Gadgets and equipment can be small or big, and costs vary. These websites will give you an idea of the types of equipment available, what they cost and where to buy them.
* Living Made Easy
* Ask Sara
How your council can help
Your local council offers a service that assesses your home and recommends equipment or adaptations. Having a home assessment is free.
Your council should pay for equipment that costs less than Â£1,000. Ask social services at your local council about getting a home assessment.
A home assessment might also identify home adaptations that would make life easier for you.
Getting a grant
If you need it for an illness or disability, you might be able to get a grant to help with the costs.
Independence at Home has grants for disabled people and those with a long-term illness.
Hiring or loaning equipment
You might want to hire equipment, for example to see if it’s right for you before buying, if you only need it for a short while or you need it to take on holiday.
Try searching online for:
* specialist disability equipment hire
* local disability equipment suppliers
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Assess where they are having difficulty and see if there are alternatives available such as velcro shoes instead of lace up shoes., Look into purchasing assistance aids directly.,
You can visit the Bridgit Shop at anytime to find our what products and services can support you.