A number of tools, devices and services are available for people to purchase themselves (self-purchase) that can help with maintaining independence in the home.
Information on the range of equipment and technology available can be found online from various sources, including:
- Living Made Easy - A source of information about daily living equipment, disability equipment, mobility and independent living aids for older or disabled people https://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/
- Ask Sara - An online self-help guide that may be useful if you are not sure what items could help you https://asksara.dlf.org.uk/index.php?auth=medequip
- 24 hour emergency contact service run by the Council’s Careline Team https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20174/sheltered_housing/812/careline_emergency_alarm