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Aids, equipment and adaptations

Information for families

Caring for a disabled child can sometimes be made easier with the use of certain aids, equipment and/or adaptations. For some families, having the right equipment can also enhance a child’s ability to become more independent and help ease the process of transition into adulthood.

Some items, such as mobility aids or special beds, are expensive and the range available is vast. This guide has information on how to obtain equipment from statutory sources and where to go for further advice. It also has sources of information on equipment for play and leisure, second hand equipment, financial help, VAT relief on equipment, help adapting your home, and useful contacts.