Live Well & Safe Bradford

Our Live Well and Safe service is a collaboration between Age UK Bradford District and Equality Together.

Together we will support people to purchase any aids and adaptations that can improve the safety, security and general day to day activities in the home. We offer demonstrations and practice equipment, as well as items to purchase through our retail outlets, the indpenednet living centres in Wrose and Manningham Mills.

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Independent Living Centre

The Independent Living Centre has the perfect place for our customers to come and test our products before committing to purchasing.

  • Kitchen – If you have difficulties using cutlery or food preparation utensils, we have a variety of alternatives on display.
  • Bathroom – Equipment to help with personal care can be tried from raised toilet seats to a wash and dry toilet.
  • Living Room – high seat chairs can all benefit those who have a disability or who just struggle to get up from their sofa.

The Equipment Demonstration Centre is open for general viewings Monday to Thursday, 9.30am-3.00pm.

Appointments will be arranged during opening hours but we can create appointments outside of normal hours. We do not have the capacity to carry out home visits but we may be able to arrange home delivery for our products for those who are housebound.

For more information please contact 01274 592474.

Sensory Needs Equipment Advice

Do you struggle to hear people on the phone? Amplified corded or cordless telephones are hearing aid compatible with loud ringers and a hands-free function.

Can’t hear when someone visits? We have a wide range of wire-free, flashing, extra loud doorbells that alert you when somebody is at the door.

Is your television volume on loud? Ask for a demonstration of a wire-free pocket size personal listener to enhance the volume and clarity of conversations and reduce background noise.

Our Sensory Needs worker Debi Wilson (hearing impaired) is available for demonstration of equipment, support & guidance relating to hearing or sight loss.

We have a drop in service at Bradford Royal Infirmary ENT Bradford every Monday 10am to 12.15pm (no appointment needed).

You can make an appointment at Manningham Mills Community Centre every Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.30am to 3pm.

We offer appointments in a quiet room with little noise.

You can call Debi on 01274 592474 or email dwilson@equalitytogether.org.uk

If you are concerned about hearing loss, then please get in touch with Debi. She is more than happy to discuss your concerns.

Equipment Hire

At Equality Together, we offer a short term hire service of wheelchairs, high-seat chairs and Maclaren Major.

All of the wheelchairs that we offer through this service are lightweight and easy to collapse and re-construct. We have a choice of attendant controlled or self-propelling wheelchairs.

Give us a call on 01274 594173 / 01274 592474 for help and advice.

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Hire Charges

The hire charges can be paid by cash, credit or debit card and are as follows.

  • £30 deposit (refunded on return of the item in good and clean condition)
  • £15 per week hire charge
  • £10 at weekend charge

Many of the products that we have on sale are also available to hire through our equipment hire service. We realise that from time to time, certain equipment and aids are only needed on a short term basis for a number of different reasons, so this service is ideal for when a short term solution is more practical.

Gadget Roadshows

The Gadget Roadshow is a workshop designed for groups of disabled people, their carers and any family or friends who wish to come along to test products.

Roadshows must be booked in advance. We will attend at a venue of your choice and give a full demonstration, information and advice on the types of equipment available for use and the benefits that the equipment may have.

The roadshow can be centered around any disability, either mental, physical or sensory needs, and is a great chance to see and learn about new and improved equipment that is available.

The Gadget Roadshow is a free service and is only available by request. Please contact us on 01274 594173 / 01274 592474.

Information Sheets

A factsheet will give you basic information on equipment which will assist you in making an informed decision about what may help you remain independent longer.

These are meant as a guide only and we recommend that if you are unsure at all you request an assessment by an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.

  • Bathing
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Household &Safety
  • Ramps
  • Scooters
  • Sitting
  • Showering
  • Stairlifts
  • Toileting
  • Walking and Mobilising
  • Children’s Equipment
  • Hire Services
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