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.
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.
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.
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.
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.