Aids and equipment to help you
For anyone with mobility problems, there are a number of services to help
Community Care Occupational Therapy
Community Occupational Therapists provide a service to people of all ages and their carers in Moray. This may involve assessment for services, advice on coping with the effects of illness or disability, the provision of equipment and adaptations to assist with daily living tasks.
If the Community Occupational Therapist suggests equipment may be beneficial to you, they will order this on your behalf from the equipment catalogue and it will be delivered and fitted through the Moray Joint Equipment Store.
Walking aids are provided by the NHS Grampian physiotherapy service. Contact the service on 01343 554340, or speak to your doctor or carer who will be able to advise you.
Moray Disabled Living Centre
The Moray Independent Living Centre, based within the Moray Resource Centre in Elgin, offers practical advice and information to members of the public whether they have a disability or are just struggling with every day activities and wish to find ways of maintaining their independence. Among the equipment on display is non-powered mobility equipment
Shopmobility is a scheme to lend, free of charge, electric and manual wheelchairs plus scooters. This helps people who have short or long term limited mobility or visual/hearing impairments, to access shops and use other facilities in Elgin town centre. A companion for people who may require assistance whilst shopping is also available.
Red Cross - Providing short-term loans of equipment, such as wheelchairs, walking sticks and frames, for people with a disability or illness.