The HDA produce a factsheet ‘Seating, Equipment and Adaptations’ available from our factsheets page.
Many people with HD require support from a Occupational Therapist, your Specialist HD Adviser can advise you how to make contact with one in your area.
If your Occupational Therapist has not worked with someone with HD before you may wish to advise them that there are guidelines available for them, available in the professionals section of this website.
Web (High Protection System Bed): www.bartrams.net
Bartrams offer innovative services and products, for both the public and private sector, designed to make life easier.
Specialists in mobility and disabled scooters.
Specialist Seating Designed with CareFlexibility®. Providing the best possible posture and pressure management solutions for a range of, and often complex, seating needs.
Manufactured to the highest quality, designed with the user and carer in mind.
Disabled Living Foundation
Web: www.dlf.org.uk Tel: 0300 999 0004
A national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their carers and families. From stair lifts to walk-in baths, jar openers to tap turners, bath seats to walking sticks, wheelchairs to scooters, hoists to beds, the DLF can help you find disabled equipment solutions that enable you to stay active and independent.
Disability Equipment Register
National service for disabled people, and members of their family, to buy or sell or exchange items of used disability equipment on a direct one-to-one basis.
Disabled Facilities Grants
You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home such as installing ramps / improving access to rooms.
Gov.uk - apply for equipment
If you need to adapt your home because of a disability or old age, you can apply to the council for equipment or help.
Kirton A J Way
Kirton, now incorporating A J Way contract furniture, is the industry’s premier turnkey seating provider. From specialist seating, riser recliners and high seat chairs through to shower, toilet and commode chairs that have been purposefully designed to meet the exacting needs of the elderly, disabled and the variety of healthcare environments.
Many councils provide community alarm services to support independent living in your own home. The GOV.UK website allows you to search for what is available in your area.
Web: www.remap.org.uk Tel: 0845 1300456
Aims to design, manufacture and supply equipment to disabled people where no commercial alternative is available. Commercially available equipment can also be modified to suit an individual.