There is a range of equipment designed to help people with daily living tasks and to remain independent in their own home.
Finding out about what is available can be done online, by visiting one of the Dorset County Council independent living centres, or through an assessment carried out by an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or a nurse.
The British Red Cross operates a medical loan service and is able to offer the loan of wheelchairs, commodes, raised toilet seats, back rests, walking frames, crutches, bath seats and stools. There is a weekly charge for the loan of the items. Please contact Poole Red Cross is 01202 699453.
In addition you might want to consider Swanage Mobility on 421412 or Purbeck Mobility in Wareham on 552623.