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2) Disabled Living Centres

There are 5  Disabled Living Centres around Scotland in Dundee, Edinburgh, Elgin, Grangemouth, and Paisley. You can make an appointment to go and try a wide variety and selection of options such as chairs, beds, stair lifts, commodes, bathing equipment , mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and so on. They will also be able to advise you if the equipment you are looking for is available free of charge from your local authority or not. Usually none of the equipment on display is available to buy directly from the Disabled Living Centre but they will have details of stockists.Also contact details for  representatives from the companies who will arrange to meet you at your own home for a demonstration of a product. They may have advice sheets or handouts for you when considering buying expensive purchases. They will also be able to advise you if the equipment you are looking for is exempt from VAT or not.

Organisation: Ability Centre
The Mackinnon Centre, 491 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry
Dundee DD5 2DZ
Tel: 01382 436860
Fax: 01382 436858
Email: ability.centre@dundeecity.gov.uk
Organisation: Moray Resource Centre
Maisondieu Road, Elgin
Morayshire IV30 1RX
Tel: 01343 551339
Fax: 01343 542014
Textphone: 01343 551376
Email: info.dlc@comm.moray.gov.uk
Organisation: Disability Centre for Independent Living
Community Services Centre, Queen Street, Paisley
Renfrewshire PA1 2TU
Tel: 0141 847 4959
Fax: 0141 847 7267
Organisation: Lothian Disabled Living Centre
Astley Ainslie Hospital, Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL
Tel: 0131 537 9190
Email: lothiandlc@genie.co.uk
Organisation: Dundas Resource Centre
Oxgang Road, Grangemouth
Stirlingshire FK3 9EF
Tel: 01324 504311
Fax: 01324 504312