Home adaptations and equipment

How to get equipment and home adaptations yourself

You can buy your equipment from a number of suppliers in the country.

Living Made Easy has information on a range of equipment, with guides to help you choose a product. The information and guides on their website is organised in separate categories for 'Leisure and play', 'Communicating', 'At Home', 'Health and personal care' and 'Access and mobility'.

The CarersĀ UK: Equipment page gives general information and advice.


Contact us for information and advice on arranging your own adaptations. Local supplier are:

You should shop around to compare prices and look for the best quality and value. Ask for advice before purchasing expensive items of equipment or home adaptations.

Equipment that designed or adapted for people with disabilities may be exempt from VAT. You should ask your supplier about this.

We cannot:

  • pay you back for any equipment or home adaptation you arrange privately
  • be responsible for repairing, servicing or replacing any equipment that you bought privately

All privately bought equipment is used at your own risk