Help getting equipment
Some equipment may be free, but you may need to pay towards the cost of some things. This will depend on your local council. You may be able to claim benefits or apply for a grant to help with the cost.
Your local hospice may also provide some equipment. If you are thinking of buying any equipment yourself, the Disabled Living Foundation can provide information.
If you only need equipment for a short time, such as after surgery, the hospital or district nurse will usually supply this. But it depends on your local services. Charities such as the British Red Cross also lend equipment.