Equipment to help you at home

There is lots of equipment and technology that you can buy to make your home easier and safer to use.

Find out what equipment could help you

If you are struggling with day to day tasks, use the AskSARA self assessment tool to see what equipment could help. At the end of the assessment you’ll get a list of things that could help you. 

AskSARA is an award-winning online self-help guide. It provides expert advice and information on products and equipment for older and disabled people.

Using AskSARA

AskSARA is a simple online tool. To use it:

  • click on the AskSARA tool
  • choose which subject you would like help and support with
  • answer some questions about yourself and your environment



Once you have completed the assessment, AskSARA will suggest some products or advice to help you. 

AskSARA will produce a free personalised report providing:

  • clear, tailored advice written by experts on ways to help with daily activities and staying independent in your home
  • an impartial list of products and equipment, specific to your needs, with information on where to get them
  • an option to save your report and share it with family, friends and care workers

Smart technology

Technology like smart phones, smart energy meters and smart speakers (like an Amazon Echo or Google Home) can help to make life easier. You can find out what smart devices could help you from Independent Age.

Buy or rent your own equipment

You can buy specialised furniture and equipment that can make your home life easier from Medequip.

Contact Health and Housing Team

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