The aim of this website is to provide information about accessories for standard beds and beds with special features that are available to help older and disabled people or their carers. For example, height adjustable beds, pressure reducing mattresses, pillow lifts, chair beds, bed tables, rope ladders, reading stands and lifting poles.

People can experience difficulties such as getting in and out of bed, turning over, sitting up and generally getting comfortable in bed. Comfort and sleeping well are essential not only for the well-being of a person, but also because, for some people, they may mean the difference between being able or unable to carry out activities independently.

If you are experiencing difficulty with any of the activities mentioned above, you may benefit from an assessment by an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist. Sometimes a change in the way you carry out an activity or a different technique may help you to manage independently instead of using equipment.

Help and advice

Living made easy has been created by our team of occupational therapists. Read their advice on bedroom equipment. Read more

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