Sometimes a simple idea makes a world of difference. Here we share with you how our products can make getting dressed and caring for yourself easier.
Keys can feel small and fiddly to use when you have reduced hand function. This key turner gives you a chunky handle to hold while you insert and turn the key, making it easier to unlock doors. The lever firmly holds the key in place so you can insert it into the lock more easily.
Price: £7.95/ €9.95/ $11.95
The button puller is great for doing up and un-doing buttons. Just pop the metal hook through the button hole and around the button, hold the fabric down and pull through. With a bit of practice it is possible to do it one-handed! To un-do buttons put the hook over the button and post it back through the hole. It took me a little bit of practice to get the knack but when you do it makes dressing so much easier!
Price: £6.95/ €8.95/ $10.95
Injuring or spraining your wrist can be really painful and wrist splints like this one can help with recovery or be used for support when strengthening. The design of this wrist splint means it is less medical looking. It works for left and right hands too and the amount of support can be altered by removing the metal bar from its sleeve or by adjusting the elastic strap. We have tested it out and it can be used underneath our gripping aids too!
Price: £19.95/ €23.95/ $25.95
If dropping a paperclip turns into a 10-minute pick-up task, this is the thing for you. Simply flex your wrist to operate the grabber, so no need for finger function or an ability to give a firm squeeze. And no “one-size fits no-one” – this reacher is fully adjustable and is available in left or right hand variations. Use it for anything from picking things up, to drawing curtains, to making the bed, to stealing your mate’s hat.
Price: £219.95/ €249.95/ $299.95
Putting socks on when you have reduced finger function can be a tricky business. These socks make putting on socks what you want it to be: a simple daily activity. Simply slide a finger through each loop and pull your socks on with no fuss.
The standard thin cotton socks are perfect for day-to-day use and the thick winter socks, with a tog rating of 2.45, are fluffy and soft on the inside and perfect for keeping your toes warm when it’s too cold outside!
Price: £7.95 – 39.95/ €9.95 – €54.95/ $11.95 – $69.95
Hand function disabilities can make nail clippers difficult to use. These table top nail clippers are designed to be used by pressing down on a lever with one hand. The non-slip feet on the bottom of the plastic mount hold the clippers in place, allowing you to pop your nail in and press down to cut.
Price: £9.95/ €14.95/ $16.95
Zubits are shoe fasteners that stick together magnetically. The Zubits replace three lace holes – the laces thread through the Zubits, and the holes in the shoes, and then the laces can be knotted or secured with the included tabs and cut or tucked in. Those with hand function weakness may need someone else to set the Zubits up for them but once they are on they give a wide access to shoes and are easy to click together. Standing on the back of the shoe and pushing forward releases the magnets.
Prices: £17.95/ €19.95/ $20.95
Zip grips are plastic loops that can be attached to a zipper. Put them on your coat, bag, hoodie, cardigan or boots to make doing up zips so much easier! They are machine washable so once they are on they can stay on. You might need a friend or carer to help you put the Zip Grips on – they just clip together but it’s a little bit fiddly for those with hand function problems. Once they are on they are so light you can forget they are there – until you need to do the zip up!
Prices: £9.95/ €10.95/ $9.95
This pencil case is specifically designed for those with hand function problems. At each end of the zip is a finger ring, and attached to the zipper is large loop. This means that opening and closing the pencil case is easily done – no more using your teeth! We have included the pencil case in this section as, although we call this a ‘pencil case’, it is useful for storing any small items, such as make-up or personal hygiene items. Available in a range of colours to suit you!
Price: £6.95/ €9.95/ $9.95