A new website has been launched offering advice and equipment for people with disabilities in Dundee and Angus.
Independent Living Dundee & Angus – www.ilda.scot – is a new website produced for the Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre. It features specially adapted kitchen tools, level access showers, adjustable beds, a stairlift and other equipment to help people live independently.
Chair of Dundee Integration Joint Bard Councillor Ken Lynn said, “The Independent Living Centre lends out thousands of items of equipment and provides expert advice.
“People with disabilities can visit and try things out before deciding what’s right for them but this new website will help us reach out to carers, health professionals and disabled people who may not be able to make the trip to the Centre.”
Chair of Angus Integration Joint Board Hugh Robertson added, “The use of technology in supporting care is particularly helpful in rural communities where access can be challenging. This new website opens up the exhibition area at the Independent Living Centre to many more people. The equipment in the Centre can make a real practical difference to people’s lives.”
The new site includes sections on eating, washing, sleeping, mobility, enjoying life, community alarms, and sight and hearing. There are links to many other local and national sites which carry useful advice and information, including Independent Living Angus and Dundee’s My Life. The Get Assessed page includes a form which people can fill in online.
Cllr Lynn said, “We produced this site in partnership with Dundee Voluntary Action, and we have had help from the Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club, Dundee Independent Advocacy Service and staff in the Independent Living Centre itself. We’re hoping to add more pages soon, and Dundee Voluntary Action will be looking for comments and suggestions for improvement.”
The Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre is managed in partnership with NHS Tayside and Angus and Dundee Health & Social Care Partnerships and is based in Charles Bowman Avenue in Dundee. Opening hours are 9-5, Monday to Friday.