Any idea where I can buy a one handled serving tray for a disabled person?

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I wouldn't have thought it was so difficult to buy a one handled serving tray.  My step father has recently had to start using a walking stick and can't manage to carry normal trays. I've googled myself into a stupor and can only manage to find an odd one on Amazon with the handle only on one side though the sides aren't high enough to avoid slipping.  There are also wicker varieties though not stable enough from the reviews.  I found this one (approx 50cm X 33cm) in the uk which seems perfect though they won't ship to Germany. It's only £9.99 and I offered to pay excess postage etc but no, not possible.  Any ideas on more search criteria I could try? Seems that the price from specialist disabled shops is astronomical.  Wouldn't mind one myself too.  Thanks in advance for any tips.

 

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That looks good Tor, but did you see the price?!!!

 

@ Em - if you do buy one, be sure to line it with non-slip material andway, just to be on the safe side!

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Emkay, there's one UK provider on amazon.co.uk who will ship internationally, though for 24 pounds plus shipping.  Check it out.

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That looks good Tor, but did you see the price?!!!

 

yes I did. I was not asked to find the cheapest option, just a solution :)

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Thank you all for the suggestions....really like the Turkish style trays.  Think I'm just going to get the uk one posted to a friend who'll soon be visiting. Sure it'll fit with all the other food goodies he usually brings over.  Funnily, we don't miss so many British things anymore though tetleys tea is a must. 

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I fear stuff will slip off the admittedly very pretty Turkish jobs... the astronomical asking price of Tor's find brings me to my neighbour who flogs stuff through pyramid selling. She has a plastic bog brush - excuse the expression but I cannot elevate the thing to anything more prosaic or it would be misleading - about the same price. Sometimes think people forget the value of money. Or is it me?

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Just in case this might help anyone else….Sadly my step father passed away before I found a tray for him. I realised that I too needed one especially as my daughter regularly nags me about how much I carry up and down stairs. After I broke my toe the other day, my hobbling called for a quick solution. Voila…don’t laugh, it’s a cat carrier I’ve never used. Lid was detachable. Non slip bottom, sealed about 10cm around the bottom of the sides, super sturdy, easily washable. Not a drop spilled. Perfect! 
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20 hours ago, emkay said:

After I broke my toe the other day...

 

Ouch!! :o

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When my mother was somewhat infirm & living alone she would pack a wicker basket similar

the that below with her tea-making stuff plus biscuits for her midnight "feast" and then go up the stairs

(backwards - sitting down & one at a time) carrying said basket which she could also rest on each

step (staircase was wide) as she went.

 

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54 minutes ago, HEM said:

When my mother was somewhat infirm & living alone she would pack a wicker basket similar

the that below with her tea-making stuff plus biscuits for her midnight "feast" and then go up the stairs

(backwards - sitting down & one at a time) carrying said basket which she could also rest on each

step (staircase was wide) as she went.

 

Basket.jpg

Ah, bless your mother. My husband doesn’t understand why I just don’t have tea downstairs.  Tea and often breakfast in bed are just old habits I wouldn’t like to change. 

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Ooh, no crumbs in between the sheets?? I never had breakfast in bed - with that thought in mind. Should I loosen up?

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The only time I've eaten in bed was when I was in hospital.  No crumbs for me please.  I do however understand the logistics of transporting goods up and down the stairs.  A basket or cat carrier is not a bad idea.  A bucket would do as well.

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3 hours ago, optimista said:

Ooh, no crumbs in between the sheets?? I never had breakfast in bed - with that thought in mind. Should I loosen up?

Oh no, never crumbs anywhere!  My daughter and I started this habit way back when we lived in the UK when it was just the two of us.  Our upstairs was much warmer than downstairs so cosy breakfasts became the norm on cold days. We’d always have breakfast at least 2 hours before we had to leave the house for school.  Never a rushed morning. My German husband thinks it’s proper weird though can understand why we still like our old habits.

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On 23.8.2021, 11:11:03, optimista said:

Ooh, no crumbs in between the sheets?? I never had breakfast in bed - with that thought in mind. Should I loosen up?

 

and there was I thinking this God person had invented the belly button

as a place to keep the salt when eating celery in bed...

 

No crumbs for me!

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