Help to install and fit assistive technology devices
This article explains how to install and fit assistive technology and how to ask for further help and advice. For information on the different types of assistive technology and how it can help you stay safe and remain independent at home see the article Assistive technology to support independence in the home.
- Help to install and fit assistive technology devices
- See examples of assistive technology devices and Telecare systems
- Ask for help and advice on assistive technology
If you purchase an assistive technology device such as a video calling door bell, but are unable to fit this yourself, the South Gloucestershire HandyVan Service may be able to help you. There is usually a charge for this service.
You can contact the Handyvan team to discuss your requirements, get their advice and also a quote:
South Gloucestershire Council has an adapted house called the Celestine Home Adaptations Centre. You can make an appointment to visit the house free of charge to explore and experience different assistive technology. The team at the Celestine Centre can help you learn about the technology that is available for you to buy and how it may be used by older and disabled people.
To make an appointment:
The Hft Virtual Smarthouse website showcases some of the assistive technologies that people may use around their home to improve their independence and quality of life, and increase their safety.
The Alzheimer’s Society has information on the different types of assistive technology and how they can help people living with dementia
If you would like to talk with someone about assistive technology contact South Gloucestershire’s telecare service.
call 01454 866898 between:
- 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
- 8.30 – 4.30pm Friday
To find out more about the role of an occupational therapist visit our occupational therapy page.