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Adults and older people

Equipment to help you at home

Find more information on equipment available to help you live at home safely.

What is available?

There is a range of equipment to help people who have difficulties with daily living tasks such as bathing, showering, toileting or going up and down stairs.

You can get a bath board to help you get into the bath safely. You may need a raised toilet seat to get on/off the toilet safely. In some cases you may need a stairlift to help you get up the stairs in your house.

We can also advise you how to obtain smaller items of equipment, for example: dressing aids or specialist cutlery.

Who can get help or who can get the service?

People of all ages living in East Renfrewshire who have a disability or are frail can request an assessment which may identify the need for equipment.

How does a person request an assessment?

You can contact the duty Occupational Therapist who will ask you some questions about what you need to live safely at home. A member of the Occupational Therapy staff may visit you at home to discuss your needs and agree a plan which will help you to do the activities important to you.

Single Point of Access (SPOA)
Tel: 0141 451 0866

How much does it cost?

Where we have assessed you as requiring equipment we will either provide the equipment to you on loan free of charge or advise you where to buy it.


The Disability Living foundation is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living:

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