Simple equipment you can buy

List of products

  • Bath/shower board
  • Bed Lever
  • Cooking basket
  • Grab rail and handrail
  • Helping hand
  • Microwave: A delicious range of frozen meals is available from County Enterprise Foods.
  • Perching stool
  • Shower Seat
  • Tap Turner
  • Raise toilet Seats

All the equipment recommended above is readily available on the high street (from disability shops or some large chemists) or online, from multiple different suppliers. We cannot recommend one supplier and suggest that you do your research and obtain at least x2 quotes for the equipment before purchasing.

Only purchase online from a website that has the secure padlock at the beginning of the URL address.

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

These videos show some of the items that could help you with simple tasks around your home. 

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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