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Gloucestershire Gadget Grotto!

Welcome to Gloucestershire's Gadget 'n Go shop- your hotspot for small, low cost aids to help you help a loved one stay safe and independent this year. Browse our links that will send you through to meaningful gifts and the perfect present. From basic sensory support to help with visual or hearing impairments, to general equipment to support you from our Community Equipment Service, through to basic Telecare aids to detect and prevent potential emergencies - we think there is just the thing to keep someone safe and independent. 

Why not make someone smile this year with a gift from our online store that can make a real difference to their day-to-day life? As we enter 2017 it's time for Stay Safe and Independent Services to inspire you with presents for family and friends.

Please see below for a brief summary and guide price followed by a link that will take you to a search engine to find the equipment you are looking for. If you know of someone who may benefit from equipment but are unsure as to what might work, please visit our shop to make the right decision for your nearest and dearest this year! Choose from our section below:

OR visit our self-assessment website if you are unsure what aids might help you for further advice and recommendations.

 

Gifts £10 and under

Cooking basket stainless steel

A stainless cooking basket to assist those with weak or reduced strength grip by removing the need to lift a full pan of boiling water prior to drainage.

The large frame retardant moulded nylon handle is easy to grip and provides heat insulation. Suitable for all types of vegetables, pre-packed food, boiling eggs and tinned food. It can also be used for deep fat frying in oil

Stainlesssteelcookingbasket

£8

https://goo.gl/2YPeK9

Easy to remove plug Four fingers can fit in the handle to give an improved leverage Handiplug £10 https://goo.gl/hj85KH

Flood prevention plug

A plug that can be used in a basin or bath to prevent flooding by releasing the water once it reaches a certain pressure.

It also changes colour at 36°c to avoid scalding.

Magiplug

£8 

https://goo.gl/9glR3H

Key turner

The key turner has curved handles for two Yale or Mortice type door keys providing an easier grip and added leverage for turning. The key turner has a locking lever attached to the brass fittings to enable the keys to be positioned separately or locked back into the body of the handle.

Keyturner £3 https://goo.gl/0qtfl3

Long handled comb

Curved angle aids in reaching back of head

Longhandledcomb

£5

https://goo.gl/bueiIZ

Long handled reacher 

A long handled reacher designed for people with limited reach and/or mobility to assist with independent tasks and personal care such as dressing

Helpinghand

£8

https://goo.gl/P8Vcdx

 

Gifts £20 and under

Jar and bottle opener

Enables people with reduced hand function or weak grip to open jars more easily.

Jarandbottleopener

£12

https://goo.gl/ZSul3Z

Leg lifter Helps to move the legs safely after a hip injury Leglifter £11 https://goo.gl/65ZcKd

Liquid level indicator

Device that fits on the side of a vessel that holds liquids (i.e. cup) that indicates when it is nearing capacity through noise and vibrations

Liquidlevelindicator

£14

https://goo.gl/B5r8dp

Tray with fold down handle

Patterned surface reduce the risks of spillage - tough wipe clean white plastic Traywithfolddownhandle £18 https://goo.gl/KIFZyW

 

Gifts £50 and under

Talking clock

Clock for people with visual or hearing impairments

Talkingclock

£38

https://goo.gl/83DmCZ
Task lamp Concentrated lamp to enable tasks to be completed e.g. reading or preparing food Tasklamp £25 https://goo.gl/ijc4po

Vibrating watch

A watch that alarms by making a noise and vibrating at pre-set times as a reminder to take medication

Watchreminders

£25-100 

https://goo.gl/G4vQmn

Movement sensor & reminder

Used to prevent purposeful walking or forgetting things such as keys by fixing at entrances and exits and having a spoken phrase when the device senses movement. Wandererreminder £35 http://ps://goo.gl/b

 

Bathroom

Item

Description

 

Guide cost

Link

 

 

 Female urinal

 

 

 Female Urinal Polypropylene Not Slipper Type. Used if unable to access toilet or commode

Femaleurinal

 

 

 

£4

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/X8r7ZU

 

  

Folding bottom wiper

  

 

The bottom wiper has a long handle which grips toilet paper for an individual who has limited reach and difficulties maintaining toilet hygiene

Foldingbottomwiper

 

 

 

£5

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/EBPIbd

 

  

Long handled bath sponge

 

  

This is a sponge mounted on a plastic coated wire to allow the legs, feet and back to be reached. The wire is flexible enough to bend to any shape to make reaching easier.

Longhandledbathsponge

 

 

 

£3

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/KZeEX4

 

  

Flood prevention plug

 

 

A plug that can be used in a basin or bath to prevent flooding by releasing the water once it reaches a certain pressure.

It also changes colour at 36°c to avoid scalding.

 

Magiplug

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vnawr

 

  

Male urinal

 

  

Urinal with lid and handle used if unable to access the toilet

Maleurinal

 

 

 

£2

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/61za8G

 

  

Tap turners

 

  

Strong moulded turners simply hook over the top to enable easy turning

Tapturners

 

 

 

£6

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/y6YB4g

 

Dressing Aids

 

 

 Button hook

 

 

 This is a shaped stainless steel wire which assists one handed dressing. The handle is the kings handle with finger contours.

Buttonhook

 

 

 

£3

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn57s

 

  

Dressing stick

 

  

Assist with dressing tasks for those experiencing reduced range of movement

 DressingStick

 

 

 

£6

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/rRwZiE

 

 

 Easy grip scissors

 

 

 These special scissors are self-opening, making them great if you have reduced strength in your fingers

 Easygripscissors

 

 

 

£6

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/fmJKYo

 

  

Long handed shoe horn

 

  

The long handled shoehorn reduces the need to bend down when putting shoes on. The shoehorn has a handle hook

which can help with dressing.

 Longhandeldshoehorn

 

 

 

£2 

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn4WI

 

  

Long handled comb

 

  

Curved angle aids in reaching back of head

 Longhandledcomb

 

 

 

£5

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/bueiIZ

 

 

 Sock aid

 

 

 The sock aid gives assistance in putting on socks or stockings, especially if bending or reaching to the foot is difficult. They has long handles with loops to avoid bending down and can be held in the hands, one handed or on the wrist for those who may have limited grip.

Sockaid 

 

 

 

£5 

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/dKI69f

 

Electricals

 

 

 Easy to use phones

 

  

Telephone that can incorporate tactile keypads, adaptable print in terms of size and colour and most are hearing aid compatible

Dorophone

 

 

 

£40

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VncXb

 

  

Easy to remove plug

 

  

Four fingers can fit in the handle to give an improved leverage

Handiplug

 

 

 

£10

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/HD8h56

 

  

Double socket extension lead

 

  

This extension provides an electrical socket at a convenient height for the user, rather than at floor level as is the norm.

Doublesocketextensionlead

 

 

 

£45

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn4T4

 

 

 TV listener

 

 

 Separate volume control for a TV that can be compatible with hearing aids

TVListener

 

 

 

£60

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnM59

 

Epilepsy

 

 

 Epilepsy sensor 

 

 

 Sensors placed to detect epileptic fits and raise an alarm to alert others to the potential emergency

Epilepsysensor

 

 

 

£85

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnPCN

 

Kitchen

 

  

Buttering board

 

  

Remains in place while in use by the downward curved lip and non-slip feet.

Butteringboard

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vna1w

 

  

Cooking basket stainless steel

  

A stainless cooking basket to assist those with weak or reduced strength grip by removing the need to lift a full pan of boiling water prior to drainage.

The large frame retardant moulded nylon handle is easy to grip and provides heat insulation. Suitable for all types of vegetables, pre-packed food, boiling eggs and tinned food. It can also be used for deep fat frying in oil

 Stainlesssteelcookingbasket

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/3lMgoP 

 

  

Easy grip 'Y' peeler

 

  

With swivelling blade, requires minimal range of motion of the wrist or elbow to enable easy peeling

 EasygripYpeeler

 

 

 

£8 

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vna8q

 

  

Easy grip kitchen utensils

 

  

These kitchen utensils have handles set at a right angles, significantly improving user comfort and reducing wrists pressure.

 Easygripkitchenutensils

 

 

 

£10

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vnaas

 

  

Easy to hold drinking cup

 

  

Enable easier drinking with 2 handles for people with reduced grip, hand or arm function.

 Easytoholdcup

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/L1ifJf 

 

 

Hot water dispenser

 

 

With different cup size settings, this allows easy dispensing of hot water to make drinks

 Hotwaterdispenser

 

 

 

£70

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/qfYBcr 

 

  

Jar and bottle opener

 

 

 Enables people with reduced hand function or weak grip to open jars more easily.

 Jarandbottleopener

 

 

 

£12

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/DPE8eP

 

 

  

Jar opener

 

  

The jar opener helps those with a poor grip to open and close jars. The non-slip properties provide a strong grip to make opening easier and to help make a good seal when closing

 Jaropener

 

 

 

£3 

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn4Nf

 

  

Lightweight foam cutlery set

 

  

These stainless steel utensils are mounted on plastic stems and sealed into light grey foam for those with a weak or painful grip. The foam is comfortable to hold and washable (not recommended for dishwasher use).

 Lightweightfoamcutleryset

 

 

 

£10

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn51u

 

  

Liquid level indicator

 

  

Device that fits on the side of a vessel that holds liquids (i.e. cup) that indicates when it is nearing capacity through noise and vibrations

 Liquidlevelindicator

 

 

 

£14

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnLE1

 

 

Tray with fold down handle

 

 

Patterned surface reduce the risks of spillage - tough wipe clean white plastic.

 Traywithfolddownhandle

 

 

£18

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vna5s 

 

  

One handed tin opener

  

 

Enables people with the function of one hand or weak grip to open tins more easily.

 Onehandedtinopener

 

 

 

£20

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/5m4Cu2

 

 

 Plate clip

 

  

The clip makes it possible to handle hot dinner plates without getting burnt

 Plateclip

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnaeN

 

  

Plate guard

 

  

This flexible and durable plate surround can be easily fitted to ordinary plates to assist with one handed eating

 Plateguard

 

 

 

£2

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vnad9

 

 

Talking microwave

 

 

Speaks aloud to orientate the user as to the functions they are using

Talkingmicrowave

 

 

 

£250

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnKj6

 

Medication 

 

  

Voice prompter

 

 

 These devices are programmed to play daily alarms with recorded messages to prompt a person to take their medication.

Talkingmedicationreminders

 

 

 

£100

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnaDr

 

  

Medication dispenser

 

  

Dispensers are available that sounds an alarm and dispense the correct dose of medication. A tipping device can also be used for people with manual dexterity problems.

 Medicationdispensersandreminder

 

 

 

£200

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnQWf

  

 

Vibrating watch

 

  

A watch that alarms by making a noise and vibrating at pre-set times as a reminder to take medication

 Watchreminders

 

 

 

£25-100

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnaAU

 

Mobility / Getting around

 

 

Daylight bulbs

 

 

Provides light that mimics natural daylight

 Daylightbulb

 

 

 

£30

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VneDZ

 

 

Long handled reacher 

 

 

 A long handled reacher designed for people with limited reach and/or mobility to assist with independent tasks and personal care such as dressing

Helpinghand

 

 

 

£8

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn4Yq

 

 Key turner

  

The key turner has curved handles for two Yale or Mortice type door keys providing an easier grip and added leverage for turning. The key turner has a locking lever attached to the brass fittings to enable the keys to be positioned separately or locked back into the body of the handle.

Keyturner

 

 

£3

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vn53E

 

  

Leg lifter

 

  

Helps to move the legs safely after a hip injury

Leglifter

 

 

 

£10

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/PuYJyi

 

 

 Task lamp

 

  

Concentrated lamp to enable tasks to be completed e.g. reading or preparing food

Tasklamp

 

 

 

£25

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnMJL

 

Orientation

 

  

Wanderer reminder

 

  

Used to prevent wandering by fixing at entrances and exits

Wandererreminder

 

 

 

£35

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vnb4e 

  

 

Day clock range

 

  

This clock is used to orientate people to the time of day by using phrases rather than digital or analogue times, which can help people who may wander at night

Dementiadayclock

 

 

 

£70

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/Vnb1z

 

  

Voice reminders and orientation

  

A prompting device that can have a recorded message to encourage a person to take their medication.

Also displays the time and date for orientation.

Orientationreminders

 

 

 

£170

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VnaxW

 

  

Talking watches

 

  

Speaks aloud the time and date and are generally radio controlled in the UK for more precise timekeeping

Talkingwatch

 

 

 

£33

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VneXu

 

 

 Talking clock

 

  

Medication reminder clock for people with visual or hearing impairments

Talkingclock

 

 

 

£38

 

 

 

http://ow.ly/VneKB

 

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