Specialist Equipment and Safety Adaptations

This resource contains practical information about specialist equipment for children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging. It also lists some information to carefully consider that can help to improve safety and protect the home. It is a starting point and you may find more products by doing research.



The sheet covers equipment and/or safety adaptions for the following topics:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Bathroom
  • Beds/Bedding and Mattresses
  • Clothing
  • Curtains
  • Doors
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Information Technology
  • Radiators
  • Toys and Sensory Equipment
  • Travel Safety
  • Wall Coverings
  • Windows
  • Wooden Surfaces 

The sheet also includes information about:

  • Finding equipment that is not available to buy
  • How to get help paying for equipment  

Suppliers’ contact details are listed in the full version of this information sheet which you can download belowInclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement from the CBF. Readers are encouraged to evaluate the benefits and risks of each product before purchase.


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