Aids and equipment for independent living

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

After a stroke, you might find daily tasks like cooking, bathing and dressing much harder than before. Fortunately there is a wide variety of aids and equipment available to help. 

This guide outlines some of the products available for stroke survivors, from personal alarms to specialist clothing and furniture. It explains what a needs assessment is and how you might be able to get financial assistance after your stroke. It also lists some product suppliers, as well as organisations that can advise you on which aids and equipment might be best for you.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
November 2017
Next review due
September 2019