Assistive or enabling technology can help transform the quality of daily life and promote independence. There is an array of assistive technology available, from text-to-speech devices, to voice control devices that close curtains and open doors.

The cognitive and motor abilities of every client is unique, therefore deciding what assistive technological would work best for an individual requires assessment and professional advice. Fortunately, at STEPS we have access to experts who can help clients to decide what they would like to be able to use or have installed when they return home.

Clients can try out and test different technologies during their stay with us, to decide on the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions work best.

We also work with the Barnsley Assistive Technology Team through the NHS to provide electronic assistive technology for clients who need items such as communication aids and environmental controls to support quality of life and independence.