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Guides for buying technology

If you are not sure what technology products can help make daily living easier or how they can support you, there are a couple of options that can help you decide what to do next;

1. You can visit our Featured technology area to find out about products and see whether they can offer a solution you are comfortable with, or 

2. You can visit the AskSARA website and answer a few questions about yourself to see what products could meet your needs.

Where to buy

If you already know what you need, you can buy direct from the manufacturer or you can browse a number of suppliers in the Help to live at home category who offer a wide selection of technology products.

You can also buy technology products from main stream suppliers such as;
Amazon
Argos Independent Living
Boots Pharmacy
Lloyds Pharmacy

 

Costs

It is worth checking whether any of the suppliers can offer a loan or try-before-you-buy scheme before committing to the purchase.

It is also worth checking whether there are any additional costs to the purchase price as some products may have a regular subscription fee or will need regular maintenance.

Reviews and advice

If you would like to read technology product reviews and advice, we recommend you visit the Which website.  They have a dedicated area for mobility and disability aids, which covers assistive technology products.

They have also produced a list of top 10 questions to ask when buying assistive technology. 

 

How to stay safe online

It is important to remain vigilant and safe whilst online but it is also important to know how to protect yourself, your family and mobile devices.

Details about accessing free practical advice on how to stay safe online can be found on the Get Safe Online website.

 

Disclaimer

We always recommend that you seek the advice of a health or social care professional if you are thinking about using assistive technology and self care apps of any kind. 

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