If you have trouble preparing meals or you have trouble eating and drinking, you can contact Disabled Living.
Disabled Living occupational therapists can assess you if you want more detailed advice.
Living made easy offers equipment information to help you in the kitchen and with eating and drinking.
Use the AskSara self-assessment to find out what equipment might help.
Buy equipment from high street stores, online or catalogues. Useful items include:
You may be able to change how you use your kitchen. For example, microwave ovens are often at an easier height to use than conventional ovens.
Put your vegetables in a chip basket or sieve and put this in your pan of boiling water. When cooked, lift the chip pan basket out of the pan.
Buy a smaller kettle which is easier to lift and carry
Buy a one-touch, electric can opener
Most supermarkets also offer online shopping and home delivery.
Lunch clubs take place in church halls, community centres and other venues and offer cheap, healthy, hot meals. Many also include some social activities.
Community cafés are another option if you find it difficult to cook at home and want to meet up with people.
Many pubs and cafés offer mid-week discounts making eating out economical as well as a good way to meet up with friends.
If you want more advice or you feel that you need more support, contact Adult Social Care which may be able to assess your situation and discuss the type of support you need.
Adult Social Care is now provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust