Before choosing moving and handling equipment you need to consider all of the pros and cons and consider other possible options. Sometimes there are simpler solutions to overcome moving and handling difficulties. For example – changing the daily routine, rearranging furniture or being trained in a safe transfer technique.
This is why it is important to have a manual handling assessment (usually with your child’s occupational therapist or physiotherapist) so that every moving and handling situation is reviewed and safe solutions are found. This will also ensure that the type of equipment being recommended will meet your child’s current and future functional needs.
Some equipment can be provided by your local authority, depending on eligibility criteria. If your child is eligible, the equipment will be provided on a long-term loan basis. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a direct payment from your local authority to purchase something suitable.
ProMove products are currently offered for assessments in the following centres, to find a stockist near you please see list below:
Disabled Living, Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2LY. Tel: 0161 607 8200, Website: www.disabledliving.co.uk
William Merritt Centre, Aire House, 100 Town Street, Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1HP
Tel: 0113 350 8989, Web: www.wmdlc.org
QEF Mobility Services / Tryb4ufly, Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 4AW. Tel: 020 8770 1151, Web: www.tryb4ufly.co.uk