Equipment to prepare meals
If you have difficulties preparing your meals, there is a range of specially designed equipment that can help. This could be cutlery with 'easy to hold' handles, a kettle tipper to help you to pour hot water or a height-adjustable kitchen trolley so you don't have to carry heavy things.
This type of equipment is often called 'occupational therapy' equipment, or OT for short.
How to get advice about remaining independence in your own home
You can approach equipment suppliers direct. We have a free information pack with names and addresses of companies and organisations that can help.
You may be able to get help, if you are eligible following assessment, with equipment from the Council's Occupational Therapy Service. We will visit you at home to find out what you can do for yourself and what you need help with.
- for more details you can download the Occupational Therapy Service leaflet [241kb]
- you can also find out more from social services. Phone: 01642 726004 or email: email@example.com
You can also do an OT self-assessment online if you feel that there is some equipment that would help you but you don't need a full assessment (which would ask you lots of questions about other aspects of your life). The self-assessment form can be found by clicking the link below.
Access the OT self-assessment form
How much does it cost?
Items of equipment we provide inside your home, if you are eligible after assessment, are free of charge, for as long as is required.