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Equipment to help you get out and about

Walking aids and frames

There are many sorts of different walking aids, including walking sticks, crutches and frames.

The Disabled Living Foundation has information about walking aids.

Things you need to think about when choosing your walking aid
Things you need to think about when choosing your walking aid

Getting in and out of the car

Getting in and out of the car can be difficult if you have poor mobility. Something as simple as a handy bar can help.

A handy bar can help you to get in and out of the car
A handy bar can help you to get in and out of the car

Wheelchairs

You can buy your own wheelchair from an equipment supplier. The NHS can also supply wheelchairs. Ask your GP for more details or go to the  Dorset Wheelchair Service website.

Things you need to think about when choosing a wheelchair
Things you need to think about when choosing a wheelchair

Mobility scooters

There are two main types of mobility scooter:

  • 8mph scooters - these are designed to be used on the road and will need to be registered with the DVLA
  • 4mph scooters - these are not for road use and are legally allowed on the pavement

You can buy scooters from equipment providers.

Things you need to think about when choosing your mobility scooter
Things you need to think about when choosing your mobility scooter

Where to find equipment

We have a directory of equipment suppliers who you can buy equipment from directly.

Contact us if you would like to talk to someone about equipment.

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