Daily living equipment and technology to help you stay independent for longer
Daily living equipment and technology (also called assistive technology) are items of equipment that can help you with your everyday tasks. They can support you to manage your own health and stay independent and safe in your own home.
The items don’t have to be expensive or technical. Things like jar openers, long-handled shoe horns and eye drop dispensers can be bought for less than £10. You can buy them from the local high street e.g. Argos, Wilko, pharmacies, pound shops and supermarkets, and also online.
Some equipment can help make life easier. You can use our ‘interactive house’ below to help you decide what equipment may help you.
As well as our online recommendations, you may prefer to visit a local shop in Staffordshire. Take a look at Staffordshire Connects to find a range of local retailers. We encourage you to shop around once you have found the type of item you need.
If you need any further assistance, please get in touch with your nearest community help point.
To find, compare and identify where you can buy daily living equipment products, click on a room below.
- bathroom advice
- Around the house
- Out and about
- Living room
What room of the house would you like some help in?
Search for products to help you in the bathroom.
Around the house
Search for products to help you around the house.
Search for products to help you in the bedroom.
Search for products to help you in the Kitchen
Out and about
Search for products to help you when out and about.
Search for products to help you in the living room.
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A selection of useful factsheets that you can share and print.
A selection of useful videos that explain how to use some items of daily living equipment.
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The free updates include tips on low cost equipment that you or your loved ones can use, to make life easier. Plus receive some thoughtful life-changing gift ideas for someone you care about. Your email will not be shared and you can opt out of the email update at any time.
Please be mindful that Staffordshire County Council is not endorsing any particular products or companies. We simply want to make people aware of the range of daily living equipment that is available, how it can be used, the types of places it can be bought from, and how people can benefit from it.
Some web links on this page will take you to a recommended products comparison website, where a variety of solutions, from a range of suppliers can be compared. Other suppliers may also be available, including local shops or other online stores.
Please note that our pages link to a third party website that may not be optimised for mobile view.