Our More Mobile shop and Independent Living Showroom provide information, advice, equipment and gadgets that can help older people in the community stay independent.
Age UK Oldham has two retail outlets that sell a wide range of equipment and aids to assist with daily living and maintaining independence. The Independent Living Showroom is set out as a bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen demonstrating helpful gadgets and products that help to make life easier.
We work in partnership with Occupational Therapists, Assistive Technology and Sensory Technicians. Some of the equipment is available following their assessments - such as telecare equipment (e.g. falls detectors) and equipment to assist hearing or visual impairments.
Advice and information
Our purpose is to promote independence by providing impartial information and expert advice on daily-living equipment and other services available. We have a wide range of factsheets and information and offer practical solutions and basic tips as well as advise what to consider when choosing equipment.
Equipment and gadgets
At both sites we offer people the opportunity to see, try and buy from a large range of aids and equipment including wheelchairs and walking aids, big button telephones, memory aids and kitchen essentials.
We keep up-to-date with the innovative products that are being developed and brought onto the market and can also research equipment for you – our specialist area covers gadgets and practical information to assist people with memory problems and dementia.
We are an accredited retailer for Oldham Community Equipment, so if an occupational therapist or professional gives you a prescription for equipment you can collect it from our shop. If we don't stock an item, we will do our best to find it for you!
Our aim is to be friendly and approachable, offering a 'no pressure' service.
Independent Living Shop and Showroom
Opening times: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
The Link Centre,
Phone: 0161 770 4507
- Pay and display on Union Street and car park on Waterloo St
- Blue Badge holders can park at the back of the Link Centre or in the additional underground spaces
Opening times: 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday
Phone: 0161 622 9266
Parking: Pay and display on Rock St