Useful contacts to help you with assistive aids and technology
Plymouth City Council - Adult Social Care
We will take the appropriate information from you and raise a referral with the relevant team who will get back to you.
Livewell Southwest provides health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon.
Occupational and Speech Therapists treat individuals by assessing and working on functional ability, providing education for patients or carers, modifying ways of doing tasks, supplying equipment, recommending environmental modification, and organising services required to enable the patient to function as independently as possible within their own home.
For people with learning disabilities, to to make a referral for Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy, please contact:
Community Learning Disability Team
AskSARA is an online self-help guide providing expert advice and information on products and equipment for older and disabled adults and children. AskSARA will produce a personalised report, providing clear, tailored advice written by experts on ways to help with daily activities.
Occupational Therapists and equipment experts write the advice on the AskSARA website: AskSARA offer recommendations based on the answers given in response to the online questionnaire.
Improving Lives Plymouth
Based in Mannamead, we are a charity at the heart of Plymouth's community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.
Personal Alarm Watch
Personal Alarm Watch is a discreet smartwatch that gets you help at the push of a button, anywhere in the UK. It connects to a 24/7 monitoring team, you speak to them through the watch and they send help. It also counts steps and measures vitals giving you the motivation to stay active. Personal Alarm Watch has been developed in South Devon to offer an alternative to the red button alarms that only work at home. The team have worked closely with local organisations. It is the highest rated alarm service in the UK and has impacted thousands of lives from Penzance to the Outer Hebrides.
Sensory Solutions provides information, advice and equipment for people of all ages with concerns about sight or hearing. Sensory Solutions provide services such as home visiting, training courses, with a demonstration centre showcasing assistive technology designed to help people with sensory impairment live independently. Sensory Solutions also offer a free home trial service for most equipment.
Royal Institution of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support, an online shop and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
The Stroke Association is a national charity and our aim is to support stroke survivors, their families and carers, and promote life after a stroke. We offer locally commissioned services that can include home visits, phone contact, groups and up-to-date information and advice. We also work closely with other agencies to provide prevention awareness events.
St Luke's Hospice
St Luke's Hospice provides specialist end of life care to over 3,500 patients a year from across Plymouth, Southwest Devon and East Cornwall. We provide the highest quality of care to alleviate pain and distressing symptoms; offering practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and carers.
Helping Hands Mobility and Care Aids has a wide range of mobility aids and disability equipment. As a local Plymouth-based provider, we are here to discuss your needs or requirements and offer a service that national or web-based businesses cannot. Based in Plymouth, Helping Hands operate by appointment only.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care is the sector skills council for adults in England. We support adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. We do this by helping employers get the best from their most valuable resource - their people.
Assisted Living Technology (ALT) is used as part of a range of services that help people maintain independence and improve outcomes. The increase in people using ALT means that employers and staff need to be more aware of what types of ALT is available and how it can be used.
Virtual learning disability support provider. We enable people with learning disabilities to increase their independence through instructional videos which provide step-by-step instructions covering a range of independent living skills within the home.
We personalise the content on AutonoMe to the needs of each user, focusing on their ambitions and desired outcomes.
MySense is a simply to use health analytics platform. It monitors an individual's health, wellbeing and behaviour patterns, establishes what 'being well' looks like and flags subtle changes - providing peace of mind for them, family and carers.
Just Checking is an activity monitoring system that helps people live in their own homes for longer by showing family and professionals their day-to-day capabilities.