Choosing and buying equipment
Obtaining independent living products can improve your safety and wellbeing, and also ensure you stay independent for longer.
Independent living retailers
Find out about online shops for independent living products, and specialist retailers for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, limited mobility and other disabilities.
Returning goods and shopping online
Learn about your consumer rights when buying equipment or services for a disability or health condition from a shop, online or at home.
Your consumer rights when you change your mind
Your consumer rights when you change your mind after buying equipment or services for a disability or health condition from a shop or online.
Find out about the different home help services available and how to choose the right one to suit your needs.
We explain your options for making bathing easier – including walk-in baths, walk-in showers and wet rooms.
We explain the options for getting a wheelchair, from the NHS service and rental options to buying one privately.
Home care near you
Use our directory to find local home care agencies anywhere across the UK.
In this guide we look at the most common and useful mobility and disability aids for the elderly; from walking sticks and frames to wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Technology to keep you safe
If you’re finding daily tasks difficult to carry out or remember to do, there are many technological aids available to help make later life easier.
Our guide explores home adaptations to help you continue to live independently, from fitting ramps, stairlifts and grab rails to bathroom adaptations.