Sometimes, but not always, adaptions may be necessary in the house, to make everything accessible.
On some occasions these may be extensive, however on most occasions many things can be reached by the addition of a simple item.
Depending on circumstances, lowering kitchen surfaces may be an option. Or maybe a separate cooker and hob, for safety reasons.
But on many occasions, steps placed around the room could be sufficient, these steps can vary from small steps which can be moved to different areas in the room, or more substantial steps, which are more stable, could be necessary. Various different types of steps can be found on this website, here.
Sometimes reaching the sink is not easy, however this can be overcome by the use of a step. Or you could introduce a tap turner and/or faucet extender to the sink.
Ideas of these are below;
There are a variety of different tap turners, to suit various appliances.
Some can seem more suitable for children with novelty features, whilst others are aimed at adults. It may also be possible to make your own out of an old plastic bottle.
Again, the best way to access the toilet is to use a step. However, depending on the situation, it may be possible to look into having a lower toilet fitted.
Assistance may also be required when cleaning after using the toilet, some examples of small and major adaptions are below:
There are a variety of different bottom washers, to help reach, some more suitable than others.
There are a number of differet types of toilets and seats which may be installed in to a bathroom to aid with cleaning, after the use of the toilet.
Bio Bidet also provide Travel Bio Bidet, which could be useful for some.
All of the adaptions mentioned above can be found online, by completing a simple search of the key words (in bold). And many things can also be bought from mobility aids shops.
Wheelie Bin Collection
If you are disabled the council must collect your wheelie bins from your house. You do not have to put them out. To have this service you must inform your council collection.