Gadgets and devices to use around the home
All of us use technology every day. For example lighting, telephones and vehicles make our lives easier. Choosing the right equipment and 'gadgets' will help you stay independent, and increase your confidence inside and outside your home.
Making things easier in the kitchen
You can buy kettle tippers or kettles designed to make it safer to make a cup of tea.
Find out more about help with eating and drinking.
Gadgets for the living room
Bathroom, washing and toilet aids
Our partner, NRS Healthcare, has a wide range of aids and devices. You can also buy similar equipment from other retailers.
Steps, stairs and moving around your home
- You can buy ramps and hand rails to help with steps and stairs.
- Some people choose to move to a more suitable home, such as a bungalow.
- If you have the space and facilities you could choose to live downstairs.
- Depending on your home and circumstances, a stairlift may be an option.
Find out more about adaptations to your home.
Wheelchairs and walking aids
For repair and maintenance of a wheelchair you already have, please telephone the approved repairer Bartrams, on 01353 778 756.
Your GP can also talk to you about a wide range of walking aids, such as frames. These can help to to remain independent and keep doing the things you enjoy. You can also buy mobility aids yourself.
Safe and Well Cambridgeshire provides information and advice on a range of equipment and devices. Go online to use a questionnaire to help identify things that might help you, or telephone 01480 415 719 to talk to an Occupational Therapist.
Technology-Enabled Care (TEC)
The Technology Enabled Care team was previously known as the Assistive Technology Telehealthcare team (ATT).
We can advise you on equipment which can help you remain safe and independent, as well as providing reassurance for family members.
If you have a community alarm or lifeline, you can benefit from non emergency support from the Enhanced Response Service.
You can request support yourself using the link below. Alternatively a medical practitioner may refer you to us for support.
Alternatively, please complete the referral form below and email it to: [email protected]
After referral we will ask you about about your situation and what you want to achieve. If appropriate, we can visit you to talk about your needs. We can identify the right technology to increase your independence and confidence.
Equipment loan and returns
If you have been assessed to need equipment, this is loaned to you, free of charge, for the duration of need and should be returned when no longer required.
- If you received equipment from us please call 01480 378 160
- If you received equipment from an occupational therapist, please call 0845 121 3456
- If you received equipment from Sensory Services, please call 0345 045 5202
Contact the Technology-Enabled Care team
For an informal discussion about items available and other devices we can provide to meet your assessed needs telephone: 01480 378 160