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Derbyshire Coalition for Inclusive Living will provide information on many issues including equipment for disabled people. Telephone 01773 740246

Disabled Living Foundation aims to reduce the disabling effects of all kinds of impairment. The foundation gives practical, up to date and unbiased information and advice on all aspects of disability.
They have a website called Ask Sarah which helps you find useful information about products that make daily living easier. the website takes you through a series of questions to determine what may help.
Follow the link to the website here …

Red Cross have some equipment available for short term loan. They will also inform you where equipment is available at resorts for holiday loans. Items available include commodes, walking frames and wheelchairs. Telephone 01629 582171

Derbyshire Association for the Blind have information on aids for living for people who are visually impaired. Telephone 01332 292262

CAMTAD or your local Hearing Aid group will advise on aids for living for people who have hearing difficulties.

British Telecom, Gas and Electricity companies will give information about aids and adaptations to telephones and domestic appliances and large print bills. Free appliance cheeks are available for some people who have a disability.

GREAT CARE MUST ALWAYS BE EXERCISED WHEN BUYING ANY SECOND HAND EQUIPMENT

Some equipment is made specifically for the user and may not be suitable for others. The needs and abilities of the Carer should always be considered when equipment is purchased.