Definition: Tasks that people carry out to look after their
home, themselves, and their participation in
work, social and leisure activities.
Category: Adult Social Care
Credit: Department of Health
Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Service descriptions mentioning the term
Activities of daily living
The fully trained staff and volunteers at Vision Support's Halton Resource Centre
demonstrate and sell specialist equipment to help with daily living
. The Resource Centre has a range of information on Vision Support's services and other relevant services available locally and nationally.
Grants from RBS - (Royal Blind Society)ServiceGrants
can be made to blind & vi
people on low incomes. Examples of how they can be used are:
IT equipment; reading and literacy aids ; to help pay household bills; to fund work-related training
; to buy specialist medical
equipment such as thick-lens spectacles; to provide daily living
aids such as a washing machine with Braille
controls; to meet emergencies and unforeseen needs.
An on-line forum for people with DVS
, the term used to describe substantial cloudiness in the ageing vitreous humourwhich interferes with the activities of daily living
'Living made easy' is an impartial advice
and information website about daily living
equipment and other aspects of independent living for disabled
people. The site includes an 'Ask Sara' section which takes you through a series of questions to identify the type of help that you need.