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Where can I find products that will help me?

Many of the products mentioned in these pages are available from supermarkets, hardware, household and DIY stores, cook shops and chemists. Some are also available to buy from the Arthritis Research UK online shop.

Prices can vary so shop around. You should also try out equipment before buying it to make sure that it’s right for you. If you can’t do this in store, there are demonstration centres where items can be tried out and expert advice given. These include Disabled Living Centres (speak to Living Made Easy for details of your nearest centre), Social Services centres and occupational therapy departments.

If you have arthritis, you may be eligible for financial help from your local council to meet the costs of aids and adaptations. You can ask your council for a free assessment to check if you meet the criteria for this help. For more information visit this page.

Related organisations

The following organisations may be able to provide additional advice and information:

Age UK 
Phone: 0800 678 1174
www.ageuk.org.uk

AskSARA (part of the Disabled Living Foundation)
asksara.dlf.org.uk

Ask SARA gives helpful advice on gadgets and equipment to make everyday activities easier. The website will ask you to select the topic you’re interested in (for example cooking) and answer a few questions before giving a personalised report.

Living Made Easy (for information on Disabled Living Centres)
Phone: 0300 999 0004
www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk

British Red Cross
Phone: 0344 871 1111
Email: information@redcross.org.uk
www.redcross.org.uk

Scope (formerly DIAL Network or Dial UK)
Phone: 0808 800 3333
www.scope.org.uk

An independent network of local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people, part of Scope.

Disability Rights UK (formerly Disability Alliance, RADAR and the National Centre for Independent Living)
Phone: 0207 250 8181
Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org
www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) 
Phone: 0300 999 0004
Email: info@dlf.org.uk
www.dlf.org.uk 

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
Phone: 0845 458 3969
Helpline: 0800 298 7650
Email: enquiries@nras.org.uk
www.nras.org.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Phone: 0303 123 9999
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
www.rnib.org.uk

Helpline

0800 5200 520

Our new helpline: Call us for free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis. Open Mon–Fri 9am–8pm.

All calls are recorded for training and quality purposes

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