Equipment, adaptations and transport
Private (paid for) ambulance transport services in Wales.
AskSara (Disabled Living Foundation)
Guide to commonly asked questions about disability, including advice on modifying your home and helpful equipment. Managed by the Disabled Living Foundation.
020 7289 6111
in firstname.lastname@example.org asksara.dlf.org.uk
Arriva specialist transport solutions
Private (paid for) specialist transport for people with a terminal illness. Operates in Manchester, East and West Midlands, London and the South West.
0191 520 4000
Accessible transport – Scotland
Information for people with mobility difficulties. Covers roads, rail, public transport and other modes of travel in Scotland.
Age UK – Accessible travel and mobility holidays
Advice on travelling if you have limited mobility. Including details of accessible activity holidays from private [paid for] third party companies.
Free, impartial information and advice about products to make everyday living easier for people with a disability. Try out equipment at 48 disabled living centres in England and Scotland.
0161 832 9757
Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
Professional body for occupational therapists in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Includes a searchable directory of private (paid for) occupational therapists.+353 (01) 874 8136
A charity which provides support with independent living, care services and residential care to disabled people in Scotland.
0131 337 9876
Care and Repair
Advice and information about repairs or adaptations to your home in England, Scotland and Wales. A local Care and Repair or Staying Put agency may be able to help you.
02920 674 830
02920 674 830
Centre for Independent Living
College of Occupational Therapists
Search the online directory to find a private (paid for) occupational therapist in the UK. The organisation can help advise you on equipment, adaptations and general mobility issues. You should also be able to get an occupational therapist through your local health service.
Disabled Living Foundation
Charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living. It also has a demonstration centre in England where you can try out and borrow equipment.
0300 999 0004
Specialist equipment shop in Northern Ireland that allows you to try most of the equipment in store. Offers a free home survey to help you decide what equipment to get. You might also be able to get some of this equipment on loan – speak to your local health and social care trust first.
(0)2890 745 333
Supports over 200 home improvement and handyperson service providers in England, covering over 80% of local councils. The website includes guides to home repairs and independent living, produced alongside several charities.
0845 864 5210*
Free service which aims to help older people in England, their families and carers get the help or care they need to live as independently and comfortably as possible.
0800 377 7070
Healthcare Travel Costs
Information about the NHS Healthcare Travel Costs scheme in England. Find out if you’re eligible for help with medical travel costs.
Information about mobility aids and living equipment, with links to UK-wide suppliers at the bottom of each article.
Living Made Easy
Practical advice on daily living equipment from the Disabled Living Foundation. Call the helpline if you can't find what you're looking for online.
0300 999 0004
Mobility Aid Services Scotland
Rental, resale, delivery and collection of mobility aids like Scooters, stairlifts, recliner beds and bath equipment in Scotland.
0800 084 2336
National Rail – Accessible station check
Check which stations have accessible facilities like ramps, step free access, wheelchairs and staff available to assist you, when planning a journey in the UK.
NHS Wales Patient Care Service
Use this service to request non-emergency medical transport, for example to and from hospital appointments, in Wales. nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/localservices/welshambulanceservicefaq/#PCS
Northern Ireland Housing Advice
Independent housing advice in Northern Ireland.
028 9024 5640
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Support and advice if you live in Northern Ireland and need to make adaptations to your home, or get repairs.
03448 920 901
Northern Ireland Patient Care Service
Non-emergency branch of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Provides transport for people with routine appointments at hospitals and treatment centres in Northern Ireland. You need to be referred by your doctor.
Information and support for anyone with a learning disability or physical impairment.
0808 800 3333
Information about requesting specialist transport to and from healthcare appointments in Scotland.
Shelter – England
Advice, information and advocacy for people in England who have bad housing or are homeless.
0808 800 4444
Shelter – Wales
Advice, information and advocacy for people in Wales who have bad housing or are homeless.
0845 075 5005*
Shelter – Scotland
Advice, information and advocacy for people in Scotland who have bad housing or are homeless.
0808 800 4444
Helps everyone who consider themself to have a mobility problem (through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around city and town centres in the UK independently.
01933 229 644
*Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Your call may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
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