Assistive equipment can help to make your life at home easier and safer. This can be large installations, like stair lifts, to smaller items, like specialised kitchen utensils and rails to help you in the bathroom. There are a range of local outlets, as well as national suppliers, where you can purchase equipment.
Adult Care can offer information and advice on suitable equipment to meet your needs and if necessary carry out an assessment of what you can and can’t do in your everyday activities. They may suggest alternative ways of doing things and may be able to provide assistive equipment to help you live more safely and independently at home.
Subject to financial assessment, grants are available to people with disabilities to assist with the installation of equipment such as stair lifts and for other adaptations to your home.
If you have sight and/or hearing loss, specialist advisors can help provide equipment to help you remain independent.
Tel: Pembrokeshire County Council 01437 764551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You can buy equipment in high street shops to help with everyday tasks. You can find stockists in the Yellow Pages under Disability and Mobility.
Cantre Mobility Tel: 0808 100 1133 or 01545 571390 or 01267 222201
Snowdrop Independent Living, Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest SA61 1ET
Tel: 01437 768383 or 0333 200 1337
Disabled Living and Mobility Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4LA.
Tel: 01646 279352 www.disabled-living.co.uk
Harbour Mobility, Mackeral Quay, Milford Haven, SA73 3BH.
Tel: 07970 943948 www.harbourmobility.co.uk
British Red Cross provides short-term loans of medical equipment to people with a disability or illness who are in crisis for a small donation. Equipment includes wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks, frames and bath and toilet aids.
Tel: 01554 749374
FRAME Mobility Hire service offer manual/ self-propelled wheelchairs and mobility scooters to hire. Equipment can be delivered for a charge, and both local people and holidaymakers are able to use the service.
Tel: 01348 873034 e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some furniture stores can supply easy chairs that tilt or lift to help people get up. You can find local stockists in the Yellow Pages under ‘Furniture Retailers.
If you are in the later stages of a life-limiting illness, the Paul Sartori Foundation provide a free equipment loan service, usually on a temporary basis while other arrangements are being made. Tel: 01437 763223