First, think about ways to use existing equipment in different ways.
For example, use a pasta bowl instead of a dinner plate, as the sides of the bowl can help you pick up food more easily. Or add foam handles to utensils to support grip (many people use pipe insulation as a quick solution).
If you begin to need pureed foods, use a blender from a trustworthy brand as it will be used a lot.
An occupational therapist can advise on your needs and any specialist equipment, such as adapted crockery. There may be some items that can be supplied free of charge through NHS or adult social care services.
Contact eating places before visiting, especially if you have problems with mobility or use a wheelchair. This way you can ask questions about:
If visiting family or friends, these suggestions may help: