Community Equipment Services

Simple aids to daily living

Simple aids to daily living support people to maintain their independence. This could be an item such as a bath board to help a person get in and out of the bath, or a raised toilet seat to help someone get on and off a toilet.

Other examples of these items are:

  • Bath boards
  • Kettle tippers
  • Shower stools
  • Reachers
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Walking sticks
  • Bed pans/urinals

People assessed by the council or health services as needing simple aids to daily living are now able to visit local accredited retailers, who have been verified and trained by the council, to collect or purchase simple aids to daily living.

Under the new system, people will still have an assessment by a health or social care professional, such as a nurse or occupational therapist. However, eligible people will then be given a prescription for the equipment they need. They can  exchange this prescription for the equipment at one of many local accredited retailers, or someone such as carer or family member can do this on their behalf.

Contact the access team

Telephone: 020 8871 7707