As a first point of call please see the Patient UK Medical Equipment / Devices / Gadgets / Aids / Mobility Shop. See also the Patient UK disabled drivers page.
To make this page easier to navigate we have split it into the following:
- Organisations providing help and information for independent living.
- Organisations providing a varied range of products.
- Organisations primarily providing communication equipment.
- Organisations primarily providing mobility equipment, including beds and furniture.
- Organisations primarily providing baths and showers.
- Organisations providing other, specialised products.
Organisations providing general information on independent living
The UK and Ireland's largest and most viewed directory of disability mobility and special needs. Find disabled products, services, sports and holidays also the largest collection of disabled clubs, groups and charities in the UK. All this plus children's and child care, education, wheelchairs and vehicles, mobility scooters, walking, daily living and bathing aids. Ableize is run by disabled people and has disability covered.
Assist UK is the headquarters of an independent voluntary organisation with a network of Disabled/Independent Living Centres (DLCs/ILCs) throughout the UK.
The Red Cross can provide a variety of equipment for those in need. Equipment is usually available within 24 hours in an emergency, and there are over 900 outlets around the British Isles. The main types of equipment on offer are: wheelchairs, backrests, bath seats, commodes, bedpans and urinals, walking sticks, frames. Service can be accessed from the Our Work section of the site.
Demand provides specially designed equipment for people with disabilities where no other equipment exists.
Information from Gov UK - the government's website.
A self support organisation providing a service for disabled people and their families, to enable them to buy, sell or exchange specialist disability equipment, on a direct one-to-one personal basis.
Founded over 30 years ago the Disabled Living Foundation has become the leading source of information on disability equipment, day-to-day household gadgets, new technologies and training techniques. See their extensive section of Living Made Easy Register to hundreds of retailers and outlets for disability equipment.
Helps you to find the products you need to keep your life running smoothly. From mobility products such as scooters and electric wheelchairs, to hand rails around the bathroom.
Offers free classified ads for people buying or selling used disabled equipment. Supported by National Lottery funding.
The Foundation for Assistive Technology was founded in 1998 to tackle the inadequate design of assistive technology products and services. The failure to develop a thriving market in equipment that meets the real needs of disabled and older people is a major barrier to independent living. With limited resources, FAST's strategy for achieving maximum impact is to work at a national, strategic level to highlight the complex causes of this failed market and to bring the sector together to find innovative ways of working, in partnership with disabled and older people.
Offers a complete disabled access service and assessment of property to make life easier. They design any changes that are needed, advise on equipment and make sure that is delivered and installed correctly and in budget-simple solution.
Aims to provide families and carers of a child with a disability, or with any special needs, with information about, and easy access to, helpful products.
The primary objective of Go Kids Go is to equip young wheelchair-users with the skills to help them reach their full potential and also to increase their confidence.
Guide Dogs breeds and trains guide dogs, trains visually impaired people to use guide dogs, and provides other services and facilities for the visually impaired.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains carefully selected dogs to alert severely or profoundly deaf people to the everyday sounds that hearing people take for granted such as alarm clocks, doorbells, telephones, smoke alarms, etc.
Provides information and advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs. The Limbless Association is also a member of the emPOWER consortium of charities which campaigns on behalf of users of disability equipment.
For people who have special medical conditions which cannot be easily seen, but should be immediately known in an emergency (eg diabetes, epilepsy and severe allergies).The Medic-Alert emblem, worn as a bracelet or necklace, is engraved on the back with the member's medical condition, personal identification number and 24-hour emergency number.
Many Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland are operating the Lions' Message in a Bottle scheme. From a phamacist, or doctor's surgery you can get a special bottle which contains a form in which you can enter much critical emergency information - medication, next-of-kin, pets in the house, etc. You keep the bottle in the fridge. The emergency services know to look for it and it can provide them with potentially life saving information should you be incapacitated.
MERU is a charitable organisation dedicated to the application of engineering skills for the benefit of disabled children and young adults.
Remap is a unique charity which designs, manufactures and supplies technical aids to disabled people where there is no suitable commercial item. Remap will also modify commercial equipment to suit the needs of an individual. See also Remap Scotland and Remap Tyne Panel
Consumer information on products and services for elderly and disabled people. Products are tested and WHICH? style information is provided to help consumers make better choices of equipment they need.
Support Dogs trains dogs to assist and support owners with their specific disability.
Whizz-Kidz is a charity providing customised mobility equipment, training, and advice for children and young adults.
Based in Birmingham supplies mobility aids, disability aids, daily living aids and healthcare products to elderly and disabled people. UK delivery available.
Suppliers of mobility & disabled equipment.
Supplier of wheelchairs, hoists, nebulisers, scooters, walking aids, bathlifts, footwear, rehabilitation equipment, beds, stairlifts, incontinence equipment - run by disabled persons.
Ability Answers offers a wide range of products including daily living aids such as extra large big button remote controls, writing aids, personal care aids, kitchen and eating aids, making life more manageable and enjoyable for the elderly and the physically disadvantaged.
A social enterprise company and specialist retailer of mobility aids and disability aids.
Provides a range of products for the elderly to enable them to enjoy living independently in their own home.
Aquasoothe Healthcare is a mobility company with over 20 years experience in the health related products industry. They are a British family firm, with a reputation for providing reliable, safe, and easy-to-use products.
Disability aids, mobility aids, bath lfts, stairlifts, mobility scooters, walking sticks, walking frames, commodes, hearing aids, bathing aids, walking aids, kitchen & dining aids, household aids, SAD lights, patient transfer, therapy, back support, etc.
An award winning, not for profit charity specialising in recycling mobility equipment and disability equipment. They also give the opportunity for young, disadvantaged and disabled people to help recycle the equipment that is donated.
An online shop for elderly and disability aids. It is part of the Complete Care Network that works with Care Associations and specialises in helping care homes to save money on their supplies.
Offers thousands of disability and mobility aids from their online shop.
Provides a range of daily living aids.
Online shopping for daily living aids in the UK. Anyone with mobility difficulties will find it useful, as will many carers and nurses.
An online shop offering a range of useful and helpful products all carefully selected to help maximise mobility and wellbeing.
A one-stop shop for daily living aids, healthcare accessories, disability aids, mobility aids, carer and occupational therapy supplies, plus much more.
Based in London, healthandcare.co.uk offer a comprehensive range of healthcare items.
Offer a range of innovative products for: getting out & about; around your home; your comfort; personal care; eating & drinking; enjoying life.
One Stop Shop for Homecare and Lifestyle products, and an easy source of information to keep you up to date with the issues that matter to anyone who needs, or provides, Homecare.
Specialists in daily living aids for disabled adults, children and the elderly - eg mobility scooters, wheelchairs, incontinence, orthopaedic chairs, footwear for wide & swollen feet, a large range of hospital & nursing supplies and daily living aids.
Provides daily living aids & gifts & services to the older customer.
Suppliers of disability aids and mobility equipment. They offer a wide range of products, from walking sticks, to wheelchairs, scooters, stairlifts & bathlifts.
Nottingham Rehab Supplies is a well-established company providing products to enhance and enable people to maintain their independence and comfort of lifestyle. They are the also the market leading providers of community equipment services managing regional loan contracts on behalf of local authorities.
A group of over 1400 independent pharmacists that sell disability aids and incontinence products online and through their pharmacies.
Daily living products including bathing aids, incontinence, furniture, bed accessories, also herbal products such as aloe vera, echinacea.
Supplies a wide range of mobility aids and healthcare products to private individuals, care homes and the NHS.
Manufacture products in relation to continence care, surgical instruments, wound dressings, bandages, plasters, antibacterial wipes and patient wipes.
Medical products for disabled people, nebulisers, continence care, mobility aids, walking sticks, etc.
Welcome Mobility supplies a vast range of mobility and disability related equipment to the UK public.
Yourableshop sells disability aids and mobility products. They have over 700 products online from scooters, to walking stick ferrules. They aim to offer discount prices and a speedy delivery. They will send out free samples of pads/pants from their incontinence range.
A specialist company providing a wide range of telecare systems ranging from a 24/7 care line to bed sensor, fall detector and medication dispenser.
Assess all electronic disability products for suitability for use by disabled people. They supply a wide range of tape recorders, mini-disc recorders, digital recorders and microphones and accessories as individual items and in great value packages. Other products supplied include alert devices, hearing system, MP3 players, memo transcribers, vision aids, electronic magnifiers, sound receivers, telephones, radios, clocks, cameras and toys and mobility aids.
Provide solutions for disabled people to access computers. Whatever the need, if the standard keyboard or mouse is an obstacle, Keytools aim to have the answer. The site contains details of a huge range of products from simple keyguards to sophisticated laser control systems. Keytools offer help and advice (free of charge) to identify the best equipment for your needs.
Supplies products, training and support for communication, inclusion and independence. Their products include powerful and flexible communication aids, early learning software, adapted toys, switches, computer access devices and classroom resources.
Provides innovative technology solutions and support services enabling the empowerment and independence of disabled and elderly people.
The Sequal Trust is a nationwide, fundraising charity which provides equipment for those unable to communicate either because they can't talk or they can't move their hands to write, or both.
For almost 40 years Toby Churchill Ltd have provided AAC (augmentive and alternative communication) solutions such as the Lightwriter® communication aid to people who live with little or no ability to communicate verbally. Toby Churchill Ltd is the only UK company of its kind to have a dedicated development team producing devices designed for people without speech.
A provider of social alarms, telecare and telehealth solutions.They provide technology and advice to enable people to lead independent lives and are recognised for the value and support the company offers to both vulnerable and older people, and those living with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other long term conditions, helping them to stay living within their own communities.
Mobility equipment (lifts, rollators, scooters, stairlifts, wheelchairs, etc), beds and furniture
Supplies mobility scooters and powerchairs for all needs and disabilities.
Ability Lifting Solutions specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke wheelchair lifts for the disabled and elderly.
A well established company, providing 'Stepless' portable wheelchair and scooter ramps, to councils, trusts and individual disabled people.
Over 35,000 safe, reliable and easy to use Acorn Stairlifts installed worldwide. Maintence-free DC power, joystick and infa-red controls. Near silent in operation.
Supplies care equipment and furniture for residential homes and individuals.
Help and advice on choosing a stairlift and FAQs.
BaKare Beds supply a range of adjustable beds for those with general mobility problems and those suffering from various conditions which can be eased by the use of a specialist bed.
Baronmead are a UK manufacturer of powered stairclimbers; capable of carrying people, manual & electric wheelchairs up stairs and steps.
Specialise in stairlifts for curved staircases and are able to custom build a solution to suit, however complicated, to the highest standards.
Offer a free onsite survey service, stair lift installation, maintenance and extended warranty.
A manufacturer of home nursing beds.
A national retailer of new and reconditioned stairlifts. Caremor offer a variety of top leading brands such as Stannah, Bison and Minivator.
Family run mobility centre and stairlift specialists covering the whole of the UK and Spain. Curved or straight lifts, new or pre-owned.
A family business offering a range of mobility products for the elderly and disabled. Products include scooters, beds, chairs and bath aids. Provides a free home demonstration on all products.
Mobility products supplied at discounts - all delivered free to your door.
Local Authority approved suppliers of stairlifts and mobility products for the elderly and less able. Approved dealer for Stannah, Minivator, Bison Bede, Freelift and Meditek stairlifts.
Based in Poundbury, Dorchester, Discount Scooters are an independent mobility specialist supplier of quality affordable electric scooters and mobility scooters and other associated products.
Manufacture, supply and install access ramps for the elderly and less able.
An independent stairlift company supplying new and reconditioned stairlifts. For short term use they offer a rental service for straight stairlifts.
One of the largest mobility companies in the country selling scooters, powerchairs, stairlifts, etc.
Electric Mobility Euro is a distributor of the Rascal range of battery powered scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs for indoor and outdoor use and the Cosi Chair range of riser/recliner chairs.
National suppliers of quality mobility scooters at discount prices with brandnames such as Pride, Shoprider, Scoot, Wispa, Mercury and Travelease.
First Choice Mobility is dedicated to supplying the infirm and disabled with quality products at low prices. They supply mobility scooters, wheelchairs, walking aids, commodes and living aids from a showroom in Warrington and on the internet via their website.
A family business providing supply, hire and maintenance of a full range of mobility equipment, specialising in the modification and adaptation of standard items, for those who find that off-the-shelf equipment does not fully meet their needs. They supply a full range of mobility equipment to the whole of Kent and beyond. They have an online shop for the supply of daily living aids and other aids.
The Hearing and Mobility website sells aids for daily living and a large range of power products including wheelchairs, scooters, bath lifts, riser recliner chairs, stairlifts and electric beds.
Supplies new, reconditioned and secondhand stairlifts. They also buy back stairlifts from customers.
Insignis Ltd has been manufacturing and selling products to the healthcare sector since 1995. Beds and Powered standing frames have been sold nationally to individuals homes, care homes, respite homes, physiotherapy departments and hospitals for over 10 years.
Stairlift and mobility specialist located in Burnley, Lancashire.
Online supplier of the Maclaren Major Elite which is designed specially for the older/larger child.
A leading UK retailer of mobility and disability products and equipment covering aids which can help you around the home, in the bathroom, the bedroom, the kitchen, living room and outdoors.
An English company, provides stairlifts and accessories to the global market.
Suppliers of mobility scooters.
Manufacturer and supplier of straight and curved stairlifts. Wheelchair access lifts for domestic and public usage. Site survey and installation services are also offered.
One Stop Shop to hire a wide range of mobility equipment in a variety of destinations from anywhere in the world.
An provider of mobility scooters and other mobility aids.
Offers a wide range of mobility products. Their range includes mobility scooters, stairlifts, wheelchairs and many more.
Supply a wide range of mobility equipment and aids for daily living to the UK market.
From their large Sussex based showroom, they stock a wide range of mobility products and equipment including electric scooters, powerchairs, stairlifts, adjustable beds, wheelchairs, armchairs and walk in baths and showers.
OpeMed manufactures and installs high-quality ceiling hoists and patient handling equipment for the hospital, nursing home and domestic environment.
Supplies modular wheelchair ramps to local authorities.
An independent supplier of stairlifts with 20 years' experience.
Platinum has been supplying high quality stairlifts since 1996, with every lift being custom built to the needs of the user and their home.
Stock a large range of mobility scooters, powerchairs, riser-recline chairs, beds, mobility aids and wheelchairs.
Mountain Buggy Terrain XL and the Pathfinder All Terrain pushchairs designed for older or larger children with special needs.
Online supplier of the Budget XL special needs pushchair and accessories.
An independent website site aimed at helping people make an informed decision when considering purchasing a stair lift. They have many years' experience in the stair lift industry and are not tied to one single manufacturer.
Provides guidance on the most appropriate stairlift for the customer, sells new and secondhand stairlifts and rents out stairlifts.
Provides accurate and helpful information to make the process of buying a new, used or reconditioned stair lift as painless as possible.
Provides an article which explains some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when budgeting for a stairlifts.
Buy and sells new, reconditioned and second-hand straight and curved stair lifts.
Provide new and used, straight and curved stairlifts anywhere in the UK. They also provide specialist terry lifts and public sector lifts.
A leading stairlift manufacturer worldwide. The website lists exhibitions they are showing at where people can try a stairlift and find out further details.
Supplies a range of the only real, through floor home lifts available in the UK.
Sells high quality rise and recline chairs manufactured in their own factory.
Specialise in the supply, installation and maintenance of high quality stairlifts across the Midlands.
Located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, offering a wide range of mobility products and a comprehensive servicing and assessment service.
One of the largest UK providers of disability products for the workplace (ramps, evacuation chairs, wheechair stair climbers and a range of other disability accessories).
A UK supplier of mobility scooters, powerchairs, wheelchairs, riser recliner chairs, walkers, rollators and stairlifts.
A website that provides free stairlift information. They list some of the UK's best stair lift manufacturers.
Suppliers of straight stairlifts, curved stair lifts, disabled chair lifts, reconditioned stairlifts and stairlift rentals.
Value Stairlifts work in association with Acorn, Bison Bede, Minivator and Brooks, some of the countries leading suppliers of new and reconditioned stairlifts.
Design, manufacture and supply innovative lifting products that help provide access for the less able for both public or domestic properties.
UK based supplier of portable, permanent wheelchair ramps and all your disability access needs.
A well established Welsh based company that provides stairlifts,mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rise and recline chairs, level access showers, various small aids for charities, the public, and the council.
Specialise in helping to solve the problems for the elderly, the infirm and the less able. Provides sensitive solutions to problems that occur in the bathroom and bedroom areas.
Manufacturers and distributors of personal care equipment.
Bathing Solutions supplies and installs bathing products suitable for those having difficulty in using their existing bath or shower. There is a range of options available.
Manufacture, supply and install bathing and access equipment for the elderly and less able.
Manufacture a large range of walk-in and powered assisted baths. Their baths range from a simple walk-in bath through to a total carer hi-lo bath solution.
Specialist bathing company with over 20 baths to choose from, giving prices for supply only and fitted on the website. Swing seat shower unit and belt style bath lift also available with all prices on the website.
Supplies a high quality range of bathing solutions.
Ability Matters is a collection of private clinics throughout the UK, Ireland and India, which provide specialist prosthetic, high-definition silicone and orthotic services.
One of the leading providers of adult incontinence products throughout Europe.
A UK based company offering a wide range of products to overcome some of life's daily challenges. Of particular interest, Seal Tight cast and bandage protector.
An internet retail company selling a wide range of lumbar support belts and support cushions. They also sell a wide range of other orthopaedic support braces and accessories for ankle, knee, elbow and wrist joints, arm slings, and neck collars.
Back in Action are dedicated to beating back pain by improving the furniture used. They aim to match the product to treat the condition, and to help people learn how to protect themselves from continuing and future problems through a program of postural training.
A novel chair device to ease and prevent backache.
The Blatchford vision is to make prosthetic rehabilitation more accessible through improvements in efficiency of care and components and the company has been associated with amputee care for over a century. The company's products division designs and develops artificial lower limbs.
Provides a range of healthcare and medical products, specialising in incontinence products.
Manufacture wheelchair seat cushions, mattresses for beds, hospital trolleys and operation tables and high seat armchairs or nursing chairs.
A family owned business, an established and well-respected medical supply company within the NHS and the care industry, which has been a provider of medical supplies, medical equipment and incontinence supplies for over 20 years.
Dorset Orthopaedic is a rehabilitation company catering for children and adults who need a prosthetic and orthotic service. The company specialises in supplying prosthetics and orthotics with emphasis on comfort and cosmetic finish.
Wide range of health products with everything from massagers and infrared therapy to magnetic therapy, light therapy and biofeedback. Lots of articles, videos and information to improve health and well-being.
Excel 2000 aims to help people retain and regain their mobility, thus preventing accidents and promoting wellbeing. Excel 2000's method includes movement, music and exercise.
The medical equipment and hospital supplies information directory.
Health and fitness products, online shopping, scales, blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, fitness equipment etc.
First aid & medical supplies - one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Supplies local authorities and organisations such as the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as industrial companies, care homes, purchasing consortiums and the general public.
Mangar International is a manufacturer and retailer of equipment to promote independent living and assist carers. Specialists in low air pressure products for lifting and positioning of people with mobility difficulties, their equipment facilitates everyday life for users and carers in the community, in residential care and for hospital use.
An independent company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of simple, well designed and cost effective orthopaedic back supports, patient handling equipment and healthcare aids.
Supplies of all types of rehabilitation, physiotherapy, electrotherapy and exercise products for patients, clinics and hospitals.
Move it or Lose it is specifically tailored exercise DVD to suit older or less mobile people who want to get moving but need a little encouragement.
Based in Galway, Ireland Neurotech is a privately owned company with over 40 years experience in the research, design, manufacture and marketing of medical grade products for both muscle strengthening and pain relief.
Specialise in providing prosthetic (artificial limb) and orthotic services. They are one of the largest providers of these services in the country. They currently provide services to over 25% of users of the artificial limb service in the country, more than 15,000 people.
Otto Bock Healthcare is a world-leading supplier of innovative products for people with restricted mobility. With high quality and cutting-edge products and services. Otto Bock helps people gain or regain their freedom to move.
Park House Healthcare is recognised as a market leading supplier of specialist pressure relieving and pressure reducing equipment, hospital beds and moving and handling solutions to the NHS, Community and Nursing Home sectors.
Pivotell Ltd offer a range of reminders and pill dispenser suitable for the merely forgetful to those with significant cognitive impairment.
Supplies Sports, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy equipment direct to your door.
Salts is a leading manufacturer in the global healthcare market, specialising in stomacare and orthotic products.
Simplantex are a supplier of all weather wear and accessories for wheelchair and scooter users. Simplantex also offer a specialist range of home comforts and bedroom supports, known as the Solutions range.
A global medical device company which markets products, principally in orthopaedics, endoscopy and wound management to deliver cost-effective solutions, significant physician advantage and real patient benefits.
Manufactures a wide range of waterproof mattress protectors, pillow protectors and duvet protectors. Protect your mattress, protect yourself. Secure ordering. UK delivery.
Spectrum Healthcare specialise in the supply of evacuation equipment, moving & handling equipment and mobility aids for hospitals, care homes, hospices, schools and any public or private building.
Specialises in nursing, care homes, gp surgery, dental surgery, hospital and NHS medical supplies.
SupaSupport is a pressure relieving cushion made by Speed Plastics Ltd,a healthcare industry specialist which has manufactured products for the NHS for many years. SupaSupport pressure relieving cushions are suitable for seat-bound or wheelchair-bound people who are at serious risk of developing acute pressure sores as a direct result of using inappropriate seating.
Suppliers of electronic pill boxes, pill dispensers, medication reminders, tablet crushers, tablet cutters, etc. Whether you are simply very busy, suffer from an illness such as Parkinsons, tuberculosis (TB) or epilepsy, or simply need a friendly reminder to take your medication, they have products to help you manage your medication.
The specialist services combine detailed knowledge of the medical, postural & ergonomic causes of back/neck pain and the provision of the best equipment available to relieve/prevent such pain - for work, home & travel.
The Back Shop supplies products for people with back problems at the shop and by mail order. Visit their website or contact them by telephone.
UK site selling a range of medical equipment and diagnostic tests for both home and professional use.
Used by more than 8,000 primary care practices in the UK when buying their pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, everyday consumables and contraceptives. They have a full range of products for patient home care.
Specialist manufacturer and supplier of innovative FibreFresh® continence products (ie absorbent bedpads, chair pads, waterproof beddings) and a full range of HipSaver® products, the user-friendly soft hip protectors that prevent fall-related hip injuries.
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