Home adaptations and equipment

How to get equipment and home adaptations yourself

You can buy your equipment from a number of suppliers in the country.

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has developed a number of fact sheets and a self assessment questionnaire that you can fill in yourself or for someone else.

The AskSARA factsheets and questionnaires will provide you information on equipment and minor adaptations that can help you.

It will also tell you when you should contact us for extra support.


Contact us for information and advice on arranging your own adaptations. Local supplier are:

You should shop around to compare prices and look for the best quality and value. Ask for advice before purchasing expensive items of equipment or home adaptations.

Equipment that designed or adapted for people with disabilities may be exempt from VAT. You should ask your supplier about this.

We cannot:

  • pay you back for any equipment or home adaptation you arrange privately
  • be responsible for repairing, servicing or replacing any equipment that you bought privately

All privately bought equipment is used at your own risk