I have other needs as well as sight loss. What daily living aids can I get to make things easier at home?

The Living Made Easy website from the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has lots of information about daily living aids and equipment, including:

  • chairs
  • bathing equipment
  • walking aids
  • clothing and footwear.

You can't buy products from the website, but you can compare prices and check impartial reviews.

Customers can also call the DLF Helpline 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday on:

  • 0300 999 0004

Remap is a national charity that gives free tailor made equipment to disabled people.  This tailor made equipment helps people to carry out essential daily tasks without having to ask for help, or helps them take part in leisure occupations or sports that would otherwise be impossible. Visit Remap's website for more information or contact them on:

If the customer is in need of support

Your local council’s social services department is there to give you the help and support you need to continue to lead an independent life. This can include:

  • free rehabilitation including mobility training and life skills
  • personal care at home
  • domestic help
  • help with shopping
  • services in day centres
  • provision of equipment, aids and minor adaptations to the home
  • care in residential or nursing homes

The first step to getting help from social services is usually to contact them explaining that you are blind or partially sighted and that you have other needs, and that you would like an assessment.

For further information and advice please contact our Helpline on:

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