Moving safely around my home and neighbourhood
Mobility, sight loss or balance problems can make moving around your home or community difficult and sometimes frightening.
There is a lot of equipment which can make living in your house easier and safer. Simple equipment like a walking frame or a walking stick may make a big difference. There are also larger pieces of equipment like portable ramps, specialist rise and recline chairs, stair climbers and stairlifts.
Some of these solutions are expensive and not suitable for everybody, so before buying anything contact the Independent Living Centre and talking to an occupational therapist about the right solutions for your specific needs. Phone the Independent Living Centre on 01392 380181 or email email@example.com
For a few people the best option may be moving to different accommodation, if you are considering this, it’s important to get some independent advice. Make sure you explore all the options for equipment and adapting your home first – you may be able to make simple improvements which mean that you don’t need to move.
You can get independent information about getting equipment and adapting your home from Age UK at www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/adapting-your-home