Advice and Information
We may be able to work with you, or anyone who cares for you, to find different and easier ways of doing things.
Depending on your needs we can supply equipment to help you stay living in your own home. For example:
- specialised shower seats
- chair raise
- toilet equipment.
Any equipment we provide is free of charge on a long-term loan.
We do not provide
equipment for temporary conditions such as a hip replacement or broken
leg. If you are in hospital contact the hospital occupational therapy
service before you are discharged.
Direct payments for equipment
If we offer you a piece
of equipment but you prefer a more expensive version (that still meets
the same needs) we might be able to help towards the cost. We may offer you an amount of money equivilant to the cost of equipment that we offer. This is called a direct payment. You can add your own money to this and buy the more expensive version. Contact us for full information about direct payments for equipment.
alterations to your home may help you or anyone who cares for you to
manage essential daily activities more easily. For example: stair rails, grab rails, stair lifts. You may be expected to pay something towards the cost of major adaptations.
For more information about adaptations see our adaptations page.
Other relevant services
We can refer or direct you to other relevant services such as community physiotherapy, falls prevention, chiropody, welfare benefit checks, district nursing, dietician and many others.
If you can no longer manage in your present home we can advise you about what is involved in moving to a more suitable property. Our somewhere to live section gives more information about housing options.
You can get help from Nottinghamshire County Council if you:
live in Nottinghamshire (except Nottingham City)
have a permanent and substantial disability
have considerable difficulty with everyday tasks
You can also get help if you are having difficulty caring for someone with a disability.
You might also get occupational therapy as part of a wider package of short-term personal support.
The Disabilities Living Centre (DLC)
advice and assessments on equipment and services for disabled people,
elderly people, their carers and professional staff.
Telephone: 0115 985 5780
Address: Middleton Court, Glaisdale Parkway, Glaisdale Drive West, Nottingham. NG8 4GP
Handyperson Preventative Adaptations Schemes (HPAS)
Helps older or disabled people with practical jobs at home. See our HPAS page for more information.