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View all children's help and advice

View all children's help and advice

Living made easy for children has been created by our team of occupational therapists who have compiled advice on children's daily living equipment and a range of issues affecting children with disabilities and their families. Click on the links to read the relevant advice, or read general advice on how to use and navigate this website

Assessment

Equipment provision through social services & direct payments
Health care professionals working with children

Beds and cots

Bed safety rails (cotsides)
... read our full list of help & advice on children's beds & cots

Buggies

Alternative sources of funding to the wheelchair service
... read our full list of help & advice on buggies & accessories

Car seats and accessories

Car transfers: protecting your back
... read our full list of help & advice on specialist car seats & accessories

Case studies

Examples of children's equipment in use

Chairs

The benefits of good seating
... read our full list of help & advice on children's chairs

Clothing

Considerations when choosing children's clothing
... read our full list of help & advice on children's clothing

Communication

Equipment alternatives
Useful contacts

Cycling

Choosing a specialised cycle
Useful cycling organisations

Eating and drinking

Assisting a child with feeding
... read our full list of help & advice on eating & drinking equipment

Funding

Charitable funding for equipment
Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)
Equipment provision through social services & direct payments

Moving & Handling

Choosing a sling
... read our full list of help and advice on children's moving and handling equipment

Other

How to use and navigate this website
No equipment commercially available?
Specific conditions and disabilities
Useful links
VAT relief

Personal care

Bath chairs
... read our full list of help & advice on children's personal care equipment

Play equipment & toys

Choosing a specialised swing
... read our full list of help & advice on play equipment & toys

Standing frames

Considerations when choosing a standing frame
...read our full list of help & advice on standing frames

Walking equipment

Accessories for rollator frames
... read our full list of help & advice on children's walking equipment

Wheelchairs

Alternative sources of funding to the wheelchair service
... read our full list of help & advice on children's wheelchairs

All advice is either supported by references (cited in the text) or is based upon peer reviewed professional opinion. Our advice is impartial and not influenced by sponsors or product suppliers listed on the site.
Conflict of interest statement