The symptoms of MS can sometimes interfere with daily life and make previously straightforward tasks more of a challenge. Equipment and adaptations are available that can help people lessen the effects of their symptoms and help overcome some of the barriers MS presents. An occupational therapist can carry out an assessment of an individual's needs or equipment can be obtained privately.
Assist UK provides accurate, reliable and impartial information and advice about products and equipment for easier living through more than 40 local centres. Find your nearest centre on the map of MS services.
Disabled Living Foundation
Provides information on disability equipment, day-to-day household gadgets, new technologies and training techniques.
Living Made Easy
A website from the Disabled Living Foundation giving impartial advice and information about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living.
An independent research charity that publishes practical and unbiased guides for disabled consumers on a range of household and mobility items.
A federation of volunteer organisations that provides custom made aids for people with a disability.
Carries out and encourages the design and manufacture of equipment that improves the quality of life of people with a disability.
Offers advice, support, assessment of needs and the supply of adapted computer equipment, for people with any sort of disability.
Read an Open Door article on how AbilityNet helped one woman with MS
Motability Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme
A national UK charity that helps disabled people and their families to become more mobile.
A federation of more than 250 schemes providing scooters and wheelchairs for shoppers with mobility problems.