Possible sources of help when no commercial equipment is available

If you identify an activity that an item of equipment could help you with but the equipment is not available from any equipment supplier then there are several charities that may offer solutions where no 'off the shelf' solution exists.


DEMAND is an independent charity who design and manufacture bespoke, one-off items of equipment for disabled people, where no off the shelf solutions exist. They do not charge clients for their services. DEMAND also offer refurbished equipment for sale - the proceeds from the sales of these items goes directly towards their charity work. They also have a repair and refurbish service, and are able to recycle unwanted equipment, often using components for new products. Twenty five percent of their projects enabled people to participate in leisure activities.

Contact details
Website www.demand.org.uk
They have examples of their work on the Demands development and manufacture page.
Telephone 01923 681800 (South) or 01484 666261 (North)


Remap is a national charity that designs and custom-makes equipment for disabled people. Everything is provided free of charge by its network of skilled volunteers. Remap aims to help people achieve independence and quality of life, filling the gap where no suitable equipment is available commercially. Each year Remap helps thousands of disabled people to live more independently and to do the things they enjoy. Whether you want to enjoy a hobby or get back to work, to compete at the Paralympics or to live independently, Remap is there to provide a solution.

Contact details
Website www.remap.org.uk
Email data@remap.org.uk
Telephone 01732 760209

Childrens equipment

View our advice on organisations that may help develop equipment for children when no equipment is commercially available.

Advice last checked: 30 January 2018 Next check due: 30 January 2021

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