Assistive Technology (AT) devices increase people’s safety and independence and allow them to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do because of limited movement or communication.
We offer: Initial assessments and site visits, funding towards purchasing AT devices, home installation and Technical Support.
AT can help people who have:
- Impaired control or mobility
- Continence Issues
- Communication Difficulties
- Risk of falling
If you think you may benefit from this new service please call us on 020 8211 7999 or email us to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff are always happy to explore the world of Assistive Technology to find a device suited to your needs!
Communication Suppliers, Trainers and Funding Options
Smartbox offer a wide range of communication aid as well as specialist environmental control solutions to help you get your voice heard and control the world around you.
Smartbox carry out a free assessment and can also loan equipment for trial periods. They also offer expert training and customer support.
Techcess are another communication aid specialist offering a wide range of devices including a number of Eyegaze units. They also offer free assessments and loans of devices as well as round the clock telephone support.
NHS England Device Funding Options
There is now a dedicated pot of money set aside by NHS England to fund communication aids and also environmental controls. The details of the funding criteria and eligibility can be found here on the Communication Matters website, along with lots of other useful information from the world of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).
Telecare & Safeguarding Suppliers and Contacts
Action On Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss provides equipment to help with hearing. These can include hearing aids to bed shakers and flashing lights to alert someone if there is someone at the door/phone ringing encase of emergency.
Alert-it Care Alarm Technology is the UK’s foremost providers of Plesiocare within Assistive Technology for all care markets. Monitors and alarms reduce the stress of caring for individuals with a wide range of needs and improve the experience of the persons being cared for. Some devices include fall detectors, epilepsy alarms, enuresis devices etc.
DH2 Solutions Ltd
Supplier of environmental control devices which allows someone to control their own environment using technology. This could be opening doors, closing blinds/curtains, turning on a light and a television.
Supplier of automatic pill dispensers that supports people who have difficulties remembering when to administer their medication.
Manufacture and supplier of telecare products including door activation alarms, P.I.R’s, flood detectors. Tynetec also produce the Telephone Alarm Unit (Reach unit) which can alert staff/carers when they are not with the person (Supported Living).
Distributor of digital door locks that allows access to a space/room to those that have a key card or pin number.
Somfy is a provider of automatic blinds. This allows the person to gain independence to their own environment on whether they want their blinds open or closed.
Automatic doors that allow access to a space/room by the press of a button.
Other Contacts, Charities and Services
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids, eye gaze and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty.
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