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Mobility and transport

Mobility and Transport Panel

Maintaining an active lifestyle is essential for overall well-being.

Within this section, you'll find information on a variety of mobility and transport solutions, equipment, and aids, all aimed at helping you enjoy Plymouth and allowing you to live life to the fullest.

  • Rails, ramps and stair lifts: Explore solutions like grab bars, ramps, and stair lifts to overcome challenges within your home and navigate different levels safely.
  • Wheelchairs and scooters: Learn about various types of wheelchairs and scooters to suit your needs and preferences, allowing you to explore with confidence.
  • Walking equipment: Discover a range of walking aids, like canes and walking frames, to provide extra stability and support while you're on the go.
  • Getting in and out of a car: Explore helpful tips and techniques to make getting in and out of your car a safe and manageable experience.
  • Reduced mobility: Find information and resources specifically tailored to those with reduced mobility, helping you stay active and engaged in daily life.
  • Outdoor hobbies: Discover how mobility aids and strategies can allow you to continue enjoying your favourite outdoor hobbies
  • Technology to help you get out and about: Learn about innovative solutions like GPS tracking devices and ride-hailing apps to navigate your surroundings with greater ease.

Where to buy equipment to help keep your home safe

Plymouth City Council, NHS Devon, and Livewell Southwest have jointly commissioned NRS Healthcare to deliver the Safe+Well service, and they have over 2,500 daily living aids that you can purchase by mail order, telephone, or online.

View the Plymouth Safe+Well website

NRS has a dedicated phone line with a trained team of specialists who can answer any questions you might have. Just call 0345 6461860.

Other places to buy equipment from:

How to get adult social care support

Depending on your circumstances and how your needs are assessed, you might be eligible for support from the council. 

The easiest way to check what help you might be entitled to is to complete our online self-assessment. It only takes a few minutes, and at the end of the form, you have the option of making a referral and requesting a formal assessment.


Rails, ramps and stair lifts

Keeping your independence and living safely in your own home for as long as possible is a natural desire for many people, particularly as we age. However, everyday tasks can become more challenging due to mobility limitations. Mobility aids like grab rails, ramps, and stairlifts can make a significant difference.

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Wheelchairs and scooters

Maintaining mobility and independence becomes increasingly important as we age. Whether you're considering a wheelchair or a scooter for yourself or a loved one, understanding the options and potential challenges is crucial.

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Walking equipment

Staying active and independent often involves regular walks, whether it's enjoying the scenic coastline, visiting local shops, or simply getting some fresh air. However, age-related changes like reduced balance, weaker legs, and foot pain can make walking challenging and raise concerns about falls.

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Getting in and out of a car

Maintaining independence often hinges on your ability to get in and out of your car safely and comfortably. This can be particularly challenging for older adults living in Plymouth, especially for those with reduced mobility or who use wheelchairs.

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Reduced mobility

Reduced mobility, a common concern with age, can affect your ability to navigate your home and participate in daily activities. This can lead to a reliance on others, decreased independence, and even safety hazards.

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Outdoor hobbies

Spending time outdoors offers numerous benefits for both physical and mental well-being. However, age-related changes like reduced mobility, weather concerns, and safety considerations can sometimes make venturing outside feel daunting.

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Technology to help you get out and about

Staying connected and getting out and about are important for maintaining a fulfilling life. However, age-related changes like limited mobility, safety concerns, and navigating public transport can make venturing out feel daunting.

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