Our two resource centres at Halton and Rhyl and our two mobile information units carry a wide variety of equipment and aids designed to make life easier.
Lighting is vital around the home and our staff will advise and demonstrate suitable and affordable lamps.
Some of the most popular items are talking watches and clocks which can cost as little as £5.95 for a basic black plastic version and up to £34.95 for a radio controlled watch which automatically adjusts to Winter or Summer Time with a wide range of styles and prices in between. The ever popular cube clock is still available at £18.99 and a radio controlled alarm clock costs £19.95.
Wraparound anti-glare glasses can help to ease the discomfort experienced by many people with a visual impairment. We stock a choice of tints so that you can find the right one for your eye condition and these start at £5.50 per pair.
Talking kitchen scales, timers and talking bathroom scales can help you retain your independence. Bump-ons ( raised self adhesive rubberised bumps) are a simple and effective way to mark everyday items around the home.
The Pen Friend device is a pocket sized product that uses self adhesive labels and records and plays back information to identify food items, including frozen food, household paperwork, shopping lists and even film and music collections. This currently costs £59.99.
Calendars and diaries are also available from early November onwards.
The staff at all our centres are happy to demonstrate any equipment and are fully trained to offer advice and information on all our services and other services available locally and nationally.
Our mobile information units visit local communities making it easier to access these services for those unable to travel to Halton or Rhyl.
To find out the whereabouts of our mobile units or for more information please contact your local resource centre on:
Halton 01928 582946 Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 2.30pm
Rhyl 01745 338914 Monday to Thursday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Equipment Available includes;
Big button and mobile telephones
Alarge selection of talking and tactile clocks and watches including the latest
talking radio controlled calendar alarm watches and clocks
CCTV video magnifiers and a large variety of hand held magnifiers
Floor standing, table and portable lamps
Kitchen equipment and aids;
Liquid Level Indicators
Talking microwave ovens
Talking kitchen scales
Talking measuring jug
Easy to see tactile mechanical timer
Reading and writing guides
Big print stationery,2011 diaries and calendars
Labelling items and equipment ,bumpons ,talking tins and the new Penfriend