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What are plug and socket aids?

Plug and socket aids include plug pulls, alerts and remote controls that all make it easier to reach, access or use electrical sockets in your home.

What are the benefits of plug and socket aids?

Plug and socket aids make awkward or hard to reach sockets more accessible.

Many daily tasks, including making a cup of tea and ironing, involve electrical appliances. All our plug and socket aids help to make daily tasks safer and more comfortable for you.

What different plug and socket aids do you offer?

Plug tugs – plug tugs fit around the plug and create a pull handle for you to grip. This makes it easier to pull plugs out of sockets, and there is even a label for you to write on so you can distinguish between each plug.

Plug-in switch – we offer a plug-in device that has a button to turn your plug on and off. This reduces the need to bend down to reach the switch on awkwardly placed sockets as, instead, you can place the button in an accessible area and use your hand or foot to operate it.

Remote controlled – remote controlled sockets just need to be plugged in and then you can use a remote to turn them on or off. They are ideal for wheelchair users or anyone who has difficulty bending down to reach plugs.

Plug alert – a plug alert is a unique product that can notify selected contacts about the activity of a plug. For example, you can plug a kettle in through this device and programme it to contact one of your family members so they know you are up and about.

What should I consider when choosing a plug and socket aid?

Style and mobility – different plug and socket aids are suited for different mobility requirements. Pull tugs are ideal if you find plugs hard to grip, however if you find it difficult to reach the socket altogether, our remote-controlled plugs may be better for you.

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