If you are disabled you may need to have adaptations made to your home. This could be a piece of specialist equipment, an extra fitting, or a minor alteration to your home such as grab rail, walk-in shower, and lever taps. There are a number of local agencies that can help with aids and adaptations as well as useful small items of equipment that can make daily living tasks a bit easier for you.
The Knowsley Access Team (KAT) is the first point of contact for information and advice. You can contact them from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0151 443 2600. They will discuss your situation over the phone to talk about your needs and what equipment is available to help you.
The Centre for Independent Living is the place to go to try out equipment and adaptations, get information and advice or talk to other people using services.
Open Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm (Wednesday until 6pm) and10am-1pm on Saturdays.
Address: Unit 11 Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, Huyton, Merseyside L36 6HY
Phone: 0151 244 4070.
Care and Repair Knowsley work with home-owners, private tenants, and housing association tenants to help people live safely and independently at home. Telephone 0151 548 6668 for more information or click on the icon to visit their website.
Ask Sara is an online information and self-assessment service that can help you identify equipment that could help you carry out daily activities such as bathing or toileting. If you would like to visit their website, click on the icon above.
Help with walking
If you are finding it difficult to walk around inside your home and feel that you need a walking stick or frame, NHS have a Community Rehabilitation Team who will be able to help you. They can visit you to carry out an assessment to see which walking aid would suit you. They will also show you how to use this safely. The Community Rehabilitation Service is based in the Blue Bell Centre, Blue Bell Lane, Huyton, L36 7XY. Phone: 01744 646809
Knowsley Health & Wellbeing also has a Wheelchair Service which provides manual or powered wheelchairs if you require a wheelchair due to a permanent condition affecting your mobility. They will carry out a full assessment for people with complex disabilities and mobility problems. Please contact your GP, therapist or nursing team and ask them to make a referral to this service.
The British Red Cross Society may also be able to provide wheelchairs and other equipment for short-term use. Phone: 01772 707 300.
The Knowsley Access Team can arrange for an assessment for a ramp if you are unable to step in or out of your home. Phone: 0151 443 2600.
Knowsley Housing Trust operates theSmart House based in Moss Street Prescot where you can see and test disability equipment and get information about other household items that can assist you in your daily life. Small pieces of equipment can be purchased and minor adaptations can be delivered and fitted with minimum fuss the next day. To arrange a visit to the Smart House contact 0151 426 7813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Federation of Shopmobility UK (NFSUK) is a UK registered Charity. It exists to support and promote its affiliated Schemes to existing and potential customers and encourage the development of new Schemes. In addition, NFSUK will do whatever it can to facilitate public access and offer related guidance and email@example.com, www.shopmobilityuk.org
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