This section includes equipment to help with carrying shopping and handling money.
Handles that can be attached to plastic shopping bags - these help to spread the pressure of plastic bag handles over a wider area of your hand. You may find these useful if you need to carry shopping bags and have pain or tenderness in the palm of your hand or fingers.
Equipment that provides an alternative way to carry shopping - this includes straps with a bag hook that are worn across your shoulder and back, or a small trolley with wheels that bags can be attached to.
Equipment for identifying/storing notes or coins – this includes coin holders that may assist in the handling of coins if you have limited dexterity or movement in your hands and fingers. A money gauge may help you to identify different bank notes and coins if you are blind or partially sighted. Electronic note detectors which vibrate a certain number of times to indicate a bank note's value (for example three vibrations may indicate a £20 note) are also included.
If you know that there is a certain product that will help you, feel free to browse through our online catalogue or use our search tool for specific product names. National retailers are listed against each product and you can click on their link to go directly to their website to order that product or contact the retailer for more information. Don't forget to tell them you found their information on our site.
If you are unsure about what you need why not try our AskSARA tool to narrow down your search by considering what areas of daily living you need help with.
If you would prefer to speak to someone for advice about daily living equipment, please contact our Helpline on 0300 999 0004.
Our experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem and can send you information on products that might help you, where you can buy equipment and other useful organisations that might be able to help you.
You can also post a question on the Youreable forum. it’s free to join the forum and the community is supportive and knowledgeable. The forum is an online community of and for disabled and older people and their families/carers.