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Thinking about how you get around your house

Finding the right equipment can make life easier for you. Select an option below. Take a look below at some of the options available to you.

For each item there is a description of how it helps you and a link to where you could purchase one from. Local suppliers can be found here.

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Do you need help getting around your home?

Grab rails

A permanent fixture to the structure of a property to offer support to a person if trying to adjust position or steady themself. Most are attached to a wall and require a person to have sufficient arm strength and hand function to be able to hold it. It may require fixing in place therefore it is important to consider the strength of the wall and whether it is an internal or external wall.

Ramp

A portable sloping surface that may be used as an alternative to having to climb a couple of steps. Please be aware that the recommended gradient for a ramp is 1:12 therefore it is necessary to check that the ramp will not be too steep. Other considerations are the weight of the ramp and whether the person transporting it has sufficient strength and flexibility to be abler to move and install it correctly.

Step

May be used to reduce the effective height of existing steps. Consider the dimensions of the step relating to where it will be used.

Walking

Items of equipment that offer a person support when walking. These need to be measured up specifically for a person to use.

Are you able to get up and down the stairs in your home safely?

Stairlift

Consists of a seat which is mounted to a track and allows people to be moved up and down the stairs while remaining in a seated position. There are many considerations with this type of equipment and advice should be obtained from a professional.

Approved stairlift contractors can be found here.

Grab rails and Newel post rail

A permanent fixture to the structure of a property to offer support to a person if trying to adjust position or steady themself. Most are attached to a wall and require a person to have sufficient arm strength and hand function to be able to hold it. It may require fixing in place therefore it is important to consider the strength of the wall and whether it is an internal or external wall.