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These pages provide advice and suggestions relating to some aspects of chairs in a domestic setting. Click on the links to read the relevant advice. For general advice on how to use this site, click this link.

General advice around chairs
Essential measurements for a new chair
Standing from a chair
Raising a chair height
Transfer from a chair to a wheelchair
Backrest styles
Headrests for chairs
Legrests and footstools

Risers and recliners
Riser and recliners
Riser cushions
Backrest styles

Support and positioning chairs
Backrest styles
Headrests for chairs

Assessment by an occupational therapist
Assessment by a physiotherapist

Sample case studies
Case studies of chairs

Equipment provision through local authorities and direct payments
Equipment provision through local authorities and direct payments

Further information
Making complaints or reporting unsafe products
Useful links

If you would like similar advice regarding issues with sitting to standing and questions relating to chairs then you could try the sitting and standing and chair sections of AskSARA. AskSARA is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)'s free online self assessment tool. AskSARA will ask you questions about yourself and your environment (in this instance standing up from a chair, wanting to raise your legs) and then offer relevant advice, product suggestions and supplier details.
- AskSARA's sitting to standing
- AskSARA's chair section

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.
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