Useful contacts for daily living equipment

The organisations below can provide more information about daily living equipment that may help people with Parkinson's.

  • AbilityNet
    This organisation offers information to disabled people on how to use computers and the internet.
     
  • Age UK
    Can provide advice on daily living equipment and home adaptations.
  • Attainability UK
    A company that produces the Lasercane, to help with mobility problems.
     
  • British Red Cross
    Can provide information about mobility aids available to loan in your area.
     
  • ​​​​​​​Care and Repair
    Aims to improve the housing and living conditions of older and disabled people. They can give information on home repairs, adaptations, funding and finding a reliable builder or tradesman.
  • Citizens Advice
    Your local Citizens Advice centre can offer help, advice and information on a whole range of subjects, including benefits, funding, allowances and much more.
     
  • Disability Action
    The organisation works with people with different disabilities in Northern Ireland. 
     
  • Disabled Living Foundation
    Provides information and advice on aids and equipment. They have a range of factsheets that you can download from their website.
     
  • Motability
    The Motability Scheme helps disabled people exchange their mobility allowance for a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
     
  • Parkinson’s UK shop
    We sell our own range of daily living aids, which you can look at online or by ordering our printed Living Aids catalogue.
     
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
     
  • Shopmobility
    Shopmobility schemes, based at shopping centres throughout the UK, provide short-term hire of wheelchairs and scooters to help you get around the shops. 
     
  • Turn2us
    ​​​​​​​Use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Grants Search for information about sources of grant funding for people affected by Parkinson’s.

Last updated October 2020. We review all our information within 3 years. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, including references and the sources of evidence we use, please contact us at [email protected]