If you have mobility issues with your hands, such as tremors, painful fingers, swollen joints or paralysis, you may find it harder to prepare food, and enjoy mealtimes.
Maintaining a healthy appetite keeps your energy levels constant, helping you to feel at your best, which is why we offer a range of products to make eating and drinking a little easier, including:
Brightly coloured cutlery aids and patterned crockery is also available to help make children more at ease when eating or drinking. You can find our full range of children's eating and drinking aids here.
Eating and drinking aids cover a wide range of equipment, designed to help children and adults feel more confident at mealtimes and make eating, drinking and preparing food easier.
You may find eating and drinking aids helpful if:
Explore your options when it comes to cutlery
There are various types of cutlery which are designed to help with different symptoms experienced in the hands. Large handled cutlery, for example, will help make mealtimes easier for anyone with reduced grip, whilst adjustable cutlery enables you change the angle of your knife, fork or spoon for a comfortable grip. Alternatively, if you experience tremors, weighted cutlery can help keep your hands more stable as you eat or, if you only have use of one hand, you can try dual purpose cutlery which combines a knife and fork into one.
Prepare food and drink easily and safely
If you’re living with a health condition which causes your hands and joints to swell, even lifting a kettle can be difficult. A kettle tipper enables you to make your favourite hot drink easily whilst ensuring safer pouring by reducing the risk of you dropping the kettle or holding it awkwardly and burning yourself. Alternatively, if your grip is weak, a kitchen workstation will hold food securely so you can slice, grate or spread, helping you to prepare meals more independently.
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