Cups & Mugs

Essential Aids supplies a extensive range of kitchen aids like special cups and mugs which are easier to control than standard drinking vessels. Some are available with oversized handles - ideal for people with certain disabilities causing tremors or a loss of fine motor control. Among the range is the double handled mug for elderly people or others whose condition makes it hard to use a conventional mug. Some items in this section have special lids with spouts to reduce spillage. A non-spill cup can reduce mess at meal-times. Our drinking cups for disabled people or others who find conventional cups challenging to control. A non-spill cup for elderly individuals may make a significant difference.

Essential Aids supplies a extensive range of kitchen aids like special cups and mugs which are easier to control than standard drinking vessels. Some are available with oversized handles - ideal for


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  1. Vat Exempt  HandyCup


    This angled cup reduces the need for the drinker to tilt their head backwards.
    ( £16.54  inc VAT )
  2. Vat Exempt  Dignity One Handled Mug

    Dignity One Handled Mug

    This large handled, highly robust mug is often used by those who have problems handling regular crockery.
    ( £9.59  inc VAT )
  3. Vat Exempt  Dignity Two Handled Mug

    Dignity Two Handled Mug

    This strong mug is much easier to control than regular crockery thanks to its over-sized handles.
    ( £9.59  inc VAT )
  4. Vat Exempt  Dignity Two Handled Feeder Cup

    Dignity Two Handled Feeder Cup

    This specially reinforced cup with an integral spout and large handles will not break even if it is dropped.
    ( £9.59  inc VAT )
  5. Vat Exempt  Dignity Two Handled Feeder Cup with Pierced Spout

    Dignity Two Handled Feeder Cup with Pierced Spout

    This ultra strong spouted cup is typically used by those who want careful control over the flow of liquid.
    ( £9.59  inc VAT )
  6. Vat Exempt  Clear Drinking Cup

    Clear Drinking Cup

    This plastic drinking cup comes with two long-spouted lids.
    ( £6.70  inc VAT )
  7. Vat Exempt  Click Cup

    Click Cup

    Has a long spouted lid which can be clicked to create an angle when drinking.
    ( £2.62  inc VAT )
  8.  Nose Cut-out Glass

    Nose Cut-out Glass

    A uniquely designed glass that allows for drinking without tilting the head back.
    ( £4.26  inc VAT )
  9. Vat Exempt  Sure Grip Non-Spill Cup

    Sure Grip Non-Spill Cup

    A stackable polycarbonate cup in four bright colours, with an innovative anti-spill design.
    ( £8.53  inc VAT )
  10. Vat Exempt  Clear Drinking Mug with Handle

    Clear Drinking Mug with Handle

    This is a tough, clear plastic mug with a large, open handle.
    ( £10.36  inc VAT )
  11.  Mug with Lid & Handles

    Mug with Lid & Handles

    A mug with large handles and a spout to allow for controlled drinking.
    ( £9.13  inc VAT )
  12. Vat Exempt  Large Insulated Mug With Lid

    Large Insulated Mug With Lid

    Insulated mug with an extra large handle and snap on lid, for use with hot or cold beverages.
    ( £16.27  inc VAT )
  13.  Novo Cup

    Novo Cup

    A drinking aid that has a one way valve to allow controlled fluid intake and no spills.
    ( £4.52  inc VAT )
  14. Vat Exempt  One Way Straws

    One Way Straws

    A straw with a one-way valve to aid in suction, with a handy attachment clip.
    ( £6.10  inc VAT )
  15. Vat Exempt  Spill Proof Kennedy Cup

    Spill Proof Kennedy Cup

    A non-spill cup with a screw on lid that features a straw hole.
    ( £18.41  inc VAT )
  16. Vat Exempt  Two-Handled Mug with Spout

    Two-Handled Mug with Spout

    Dual handled mug with two separate lids, one anti-spill option and one with a drinking spout.
    ( £6.35  inc VAT )
  17. Vat Exempt  Two Handled Cup Holder

    Two Handled Cup Holder

    Two-handled holder that fits to most cups or beakers, providing extra grip and control while drinking.
    ( £4.52  inc VAT )
  18. Vat Exempt  Caring Mug

    Caring Mug

    A wide stable base and two large handles make this mug exceptionally easy to use.
    ( £16.54  inc VAT )
  19. Vat Exempt  Cup With Temperature Regulated Lid

    Cup With Temperature Regulated Lid

    This cups lids provides an easy visual indicator of the temperature of its contents.
    ( £19.30  inc VAT )
  20. Vat Exempt  Weighted Cup With Lid

    Weighted Cup With Lid

    Weighted hot or cold drinks cup with an easy grip handle, ideal for people with muscle tremors or limited co-ordination.
    ( £32.44  inc VAT )
  21. Vat Exempt  Clear Polycarbonated Mug

    Clear Polycarbonated Mug

    Tough, clear plastic mug with a oversize handle for ease of use.
    ( £16.92  inc VAT )
  22. Vat Exempt  Nose Cut-Out Cup

    Nose Cut-Out Cup

    A cup with a front cut-out to allow for drinking without too much neck extension.
    ( £8.64  inc VAT )
  23. Vat Exempt  Teapot Feeder

    Teapot Feeder

    A teapot-shaped feeding cup with a partially covered top and two large handles.
    ( £7.56  inc VAT )
  24. Vat Exempt  Two Handled Mug

    Two Handled Mug

    Two-handled drinking mug supplied with an anti-spill lid and a drinking spout lid.
    ( £5.99  inc VAT )
  25. Vat Exempt  Duo


    The Duo drinking aid converts a mug into one with two handles, or adds a single handle to flat side drinking vessels.
    ( £16.01  inc VAT )
  26. Vat Exempt  Feeding Cup

    Feeding Cup

    These spouted feeding cups are available with or without the wide 'wing' style handles.
    ( £7.57  inc VAT )
  27. Vat Exempt  Kennedy Cup

    Kennedy Cup

    This anti-spill cup allows for drinking whilst sitting or reclining, making it useful for individuals with mobility issues.
    ( £11.64  inc VAT )
  28. Vat Exempt  Liquid Level Indicator

    Liquid Level Indicator

    An innovative device that allows individuals with vision problems to pour liquids without spilling.
    ( £20.70  inc VAT )
  29. Vat Exempt  Hydrant Sports Water Bottle

    Hydrant Sports Water Bottle

    Easy to grip water bottle that is attachable to beds, bikes, wheelchairs or bags for instant access.
    ( £11.60  inc VAT )
  30. Vat Exempt  Easy Drinking Lid

    Easy Drinking Lid

    Discreet drinking aid which controls the flow of liquid and reduces spills.
    ( £4.56  inc VAT )

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are cups and mugs for disabled users?

Drinking vessels which have special characteristics which for some people, make them easier to use.

Who uses these kinds of drinking aids?

People with relevant disabilities or physical conditions may have difficulty drinking from standard cups or mugs.

This may be because of diminished strength, coordination or motor skills, or because of certain learning difficulties.

How do these special cups help?

In many cases, special drinking vessels like these promote independence in those who might otherwise struggle to drink unaided.

The method by which each special design may help, varies from person to person, depending on the characteristics of their condition.

What special cups and mugs are available for people with disabilities?

The range is diverse, reflecting the differences between conditions and the physical restrictions they may impose on people living with them.

These are some of the more common:

Non-spill cups - there are various kinds of cups which have some sort of non-spill features.

This may be a lid with a closable aperture, or a lid with a straw which fits tightly enough to prevent liquid escaping.

Others have lids with spouts built in, guiding the liquid and reducing spillages.

Another design which is intended to reduce spillages uses a special plastic insert which sits within the liquid held in the cup.

It disrupts the wave motion which in turn makes spillages less likely.

Two-handled mugs - for people with a hand tremor or reduced strength, drinking vessels with two handles may be easier to control.

Large-handled mugs - having oversized handles helps give some people more control.

Angled cups - having an angled or slanted cylinder to hold the liquid means less head-tilt is required when drinking.

This is a useful feature for people with limited flexibility in the neck and shoulders.

Are cups with spouts available for adults?

Yes, there are numerous designs of cups or mugs with spouts.

In some cases spouts of different sizes and flow are available, so you should be able to find one to suit the individual concerned.

Spouted drinking vessels make spilling their contents much less likely.

Are cups available with cut-out sections for the nose?

Sometimes called ‘nosey cups’, these items have a lowered section of the rim.

This fits the user’s nose and reduces the amount of head tilt required in order to drink from the cup.

Are mugs available that keep the drink warm?

Yes, ‘thermo’ mugs are available which are designed to keep their contents warm for longer than normal.

They are useful for people who may take some time to consume drinks.

Some of these mugs are available with two large handles to help improve control.

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