Support with daily living activities


BSL Support

Equipment such as a lighter hoover or long handled dustpan can help make domestic chores easier.

You can purchase basic equipment yourself directly from retailers such as local pharmacies, some supermarkets or mobility outlets. Basic equipment includes:

  • Hand rails
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Handy hand grabber
  • Trolley tables or adapted cutlery.

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has information and guidance about the type and range of equipment that is available and where to purchase it. There is more information on this on the Equipment for daily living page.


Some agencies can provide people to help you in your home but you will have to pay for this.

Remember to choose an agency that is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Alternatively you can look for accredited cleaners through Trusted Traders run by Which.


You can use a launderette that arranges for the collection of your laundry and carries out a service wash. You would need to telephone your local launderette to see if they offer this service.