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If you are finding day-to-day tasks at home more difficult, you may want to think about the types of equipment available to help make life easier. You can visit Carer's UK or NRS Healthcare to look at their useful tools to help people consider what equipment they may need.
You can also see how equipment can help people in our YouTube videos.
If you are finding it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks at home due to a sensory impairment, you may benefit from the wide range of available equipment to support you.
Our Rehabilitation Officers for the Visually Impaired (ROVIs) can discuss your requirements to see what type of equipment would be most suitable. Visit the Sensory impairment section for more information and contact details for the ROVI team.
Technology Enabled Care allows you to call for help in the event of an emergency, if you’re not feeling well or if you’re anxious about a situation, such as an unknown caller to your home.
There are various different alarms, sensors and equipment which can suit a variety of needs and offer reassurance to you and your family and friends carers.
NRS Healthcare, working on behalf of West Sussex County Council and the NHS, offer free installation and 6 weeks free for residents with short term immediate needs, such as if you are being discharged from hospital and need a little extra support. If you have longer-term needs you may receive your service for free for longer. Your health and social care professional will be able to advise you of this.
Many people find that after the 6-week period, they want to continue with the reassurance and peace of mind offered by technology enabled care to them and their families and friends, and so choose to keep the service and equipment they have installed for a reasonable weekly fee. If you choose to do this, you will also be able to benefit from our Responder service which is chargeable separately. Our responder service is ideal if your family & friends carers live some distance away or might not be able to respond to an emergency call.
To discuss further please either speak with your health and social care professional or local carers group.
For details of the service offered by NRS Healthcare, visit the NRS Telecare services website or,
Phone: 01903 948200 (between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday).
You can also view how the different products work and how they might help you by visiting the NRS Healthcare demonstration suite. To arrange a visit please call the NRS team on.
You may be able to stay in your current home with a few changes. If you are disabled, you may be eligible for a disabled facilities grant to help you stay in your own home. Find out more about disabled facilities grants on the Disability Grants website.
The AskSARA website provides guided advice about daily living equipment.AskSARA