Equipment to help you

Simple equipment you can buy

These videos show some of the items that could help you with simple tasks around your home. Further information on each item is available via the links in the list of products below.


List of products

You may be eligible for social care support with equipment. After a care and support assessment we will talk to you about your situation and what equipment might help you. Any equipment we provide is free of charge for as long as you need it. 

We don't supply:

  • small items of equipment, such as cooking baskets and helping hands. Please see the section above for where these can be purchased.
  • wheelchairs – see Nottinghamshire Help Yourself for possible suppliers, or contact your GP surgery
  • equipment for temporary conditions such as a hip replacement or broken leg – in hospital, speak to staff on the ward before discharge. At home, contact your GP surgery.
  • walking sticks  and frames, pressure mattresses, cot sides or standard commodes - contact or discuss with your District Nurse, physio or GP surgery

VAT relief

If you have a long-term illness or disability you do not have to pay VAT on some types of equipment. For more information contact the HMRC by calling 0845 302 0203.

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