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. 
  • Living Made Easy
    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]