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Having any kind of arthritis can affect how you feel about yourself. It can help to share how you are feeling so others can support you.

In this section you’ll find advice about helplines and support groups, charities, financial support and benefits, social care and housing, aids and adaptations, support for carers and support from healthcare professionals.

For support with mental health issues please see the ‘addressing wellbeing page’ in ‘Living well’

Aids & adaptations

Disabilities Solutions West Midlands

Offers information, support, advice and guidance to people with disabilities and their families.

Contact us – Disability Solutions West Midlands


Home Adaptations and Aids for Disabled People

There is a range of options available which may make everyday life much easier and safer.  These can range from small things such as jar openers, grab sticks, long handled shoe horns, talking clocks or personal alarms to larger home adaptations such as a stair lift, extension or a level access shower.

Home Adaptations and Aids for Disabled People – Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (

Staffordshire Connects

There are a wide range of daily living aids, technology and adaptations that can make daily life just that little bit easier. Just click on the Staffordshire Connects menu to find a wide range of shops and online retailers that can support you to find the right product.  

You can type in your postcode in the search box or you can filter by area and then add in key words if you wish to narrow your search.  

Equipment and Technology | Staffordshire Connects

The Box of Trix Directory

The Box of Trix directory contains useful information relating to the use of simple, relatively low cost assistive technology. It has been designed as an educational tool to be used whilst assessing or reviewing an individual’s needs and to encourage people to think about and use low level technology and equipment to promote their independence and wellbeing.

Community equipment, assistive technology and adaptation services – Staffordshire County Council

Mobility and self-care Products

Within this website you will find a range of companies that supply:

Stairlifts, Mobility products – scooters etc Powered and person managed wheelchairs, Walking frames

Smaller ranges include:  pill dispensers, continence care, footware, slippers and socks, walking aids and a full range of accessesories.

Mobility Equipment Companies in Staffordshire – Wheelchairs, Stairlifts & Ramps (

Other links

Adults with disabilities | Stoke-on-Trent

Disabilities | Support Staffordshire