Home adaptations and equipment for daily living

We want to help people stay safe and happy at home for as long as they can. If you need extra help to move around your home, there is help available.

You might:

  • find it difficult to do daily activities, like having a bath or shower
  • find it hard to go up or down stairs
  • feel unsafe in your home, or care for someone who does

Examples of equipment or adaptations:

  • bath boards
  • raised toilet seats and commodes
  • grab rails

View the Southend-on-Sea City Council website for information about:

  • Adult Occupational Therapy services
  • how to refer for an Occupational Therapy assessment or daily living aids
  • the Southend Equipment Service
  • making your home easier to move around in
  • how to get help deciding what you need
  • what type of work can be done
  • moving to a new home if your current one can't be changed to meet your needs

How to get equipment and home adaptations yourself

You can buy your own equipment from local shops or online.

Living Made Easy has information on equipment and guides to help you choose a product.

The Carers UK: Equipment page gives general information and advice.