Equipment to stay independent in Hertfordshire
There’s various items that can help you in your home, including equipment to stay independent in Hertfordshire for longer.
Equipment can make life easier and some can improve safety and independence in the home, such as stair rails, raised toilet seats, shower stools etc.
These simple items are often referred to as ‘Simple Aids for Daily Living’.
If you would like more information on equipment to stay independent in Hertfordshire, please contact Health and Community Services, HertsHelp or go to: www.hertsdirect.org.
Health and Community Services works closely with voluntary organisations such as Hertfordshire Hearing and Advisory Service, Hertfordshire Society for the Blind and Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD). These organisations can also give advice and information about equipment and may offer help with ordering or run a hire or loan scheme.
HAD has a permanent display of specialist equipment where you can try different pieces of equipment and it also runs a wheelchair accessible transport service. HAD is located at the Terry Stevens Centre which is open to the public Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm and from 10am – 2pm on Saturdays. For more information please contact the manager on 01707 384260 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
48 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted HP4 2AA
Tel: 01442 768797
Open: Mon – Wed 9am – 5pm, Thur & Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 3pm
Carvercare & Mobility
2g The Gallery, The Luton Arndale Centre
Luton LU1 2TW
Tel: 01582 487878
Open: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.15pm, Sat 10am – 2pm
Oaks Cross Pharmacy
118 Oaks Cross, Broadwater, Stevenage SG2 8LU
Tel: 01438 314747
Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
For more ideas of equipment to stay independent in Hertfordshire, have a look at our information on Telecare and making adaptations to your home.