Useful contacts for daily living equipment

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

Age UK

Attainability UK
A company that produces the Lasercane, to help with mobility problems.

British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists

British Red Cross
Can provide information about mobility aids available to loan in your area.

Care and Repair England
Aims to improve the housing and living conditions of older and disabled people in England. They can give information on 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.

Disabled Living Foundation
Provides information and advice on aids and equipment. They have a range of factsheets that you can download from their website.

Website of the UK government, with information on public services and sections specifically for carers.

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.

Shopmobility schemes, based at shopping centres throughout the UK, provide short-term hire of wheelchairs and scooters to help you get around the shops. Details of which shopping centres near you provide this service can be found on their website, or by calling them.

Use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Grants Search for information about sources of grant funding for people affected by Parkinson’s.

Last updated May 2017. 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].