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Rutland Information Service

Equipment to help you at home

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing equipment to help you be independent in your own home. Some of these options are listed below.

You can also contact Rutland County Council's Housing Options Team to discuss your options in further detail.

Help in the kitchen

Height-adjustable surfaces allow you to change the height of the counter, sink or hob to suit you or a support worker, meaning you can get involved too.

Switches to open or close windows mean that you can open and close the window  safely.

Induction hobs are touch operated and will warn you if it’s turned on but nothing is on the ring. It also shows a symbol when you turn it off and is still hot. 

Pull-down cupboards can allow you to reach and store food in high cupboards.

Help in the bathroom

Self-flushing toilets will flush automatically when you get off, meaning you’re not twisting or stretching to flush. Some also have the ability to clean you.

Walk-in showers mean you don’t have to step in and out, and can use equipment like shower chairs easily. Using non-slip flooring will increase safety even more when showering.

Switches to open or close windows mean that you can open and close the window  safely.

General help

Profiling bed allows you to adjust the height of the bed, the head end and the feet end to suit you.

Turn locks on external doors make it easier to lock and unlock doors, as you don't have to fiddle with keys.

Switches to open or close windows mean that you can open and close the window safely.

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