It sounds as if you need to arrange for the community based
Occupational Therapist (OT) to come to your home to assess what aids or
adaptations will be necessary.
You can arrange an OT visit by getting in touch with the
adult social care team at your local authority (council). If you struggle to
find the contact details you can email [email protected]
saying what you need and including your postcode and a member of helpline staff
will signpost you accordingly.
It is always preferable to get a proper OT assessment, but I
am aware that waiting lists can be long. I am also aware that you are in a lot
of pain and feel that a raised toilet seat would improve things for you. If you
are confident about what you need and feel able to fit and use it safely, you
might want to consider obtaining it privately, if you have the funds available.
There is an interactive website that can assist with identifying suitable
equipment and listing retailers it can be obtained from:
Even if you do decide to get a toilet seat yourself please
do pursue arranging an OT assessment as there may be other advice, aids and
adaptations that could assist you.
Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT
You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist