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Equipment, Aids and Adaptations

Assistance Dogs

There are several organisations that train and provide assistance dogs for disabled people. Some dogs are trained specifically to help with certain tasks.
Torbay NHS Care Trust Lifeline Alarm Service was established in 1999 and currently provides reassurance to over 4,000 people in their own homes and sheltered settings. Originally part of the Council`s Housing and Social Services Department, the Lifeline Alarm Service is currently assisting thousands of people to live independently within their community with the security of knowing they can summon assistance in an emergency 24 hours a day.
This local service has built itself into an excellent and professional around the clock service, providing a variety of monitoring and reporting solutions for the NHS Trust, Torbay Council and other organisations across the West Country. 
Torbay Council is committed to improving the quality of life of residents in the area. The provision of housing accommodation that is safe, warm and secure is an essential requirement for occupiers and our corporate strategy is directed towards achieving satisfactory conditions.
Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment from the Disabled Living Foundation.
Pluss is a Social Enterprise that supports thousands of disabled people each year to achieve work and a career. Pluss also directly employs hundreds of disabled people within its own commercial enterprises.

Residential Fire Safety

There are more than 50,000 accidental fires in homes throughout Britain every year - that's nearly 140 a day. The precautions you need to take are simple, inexpensive and they could end up saving your life.
The Sensory Team provides assessment, advice and support to both children and adults with sight and hearing problems. The service is available to all.