A hinged support rail provides assistance for people with limited strength and mobility. An ergonomically designed, flat gripping plane enables secure holding and stability. The dimensions of the HEWI hinged support rails are designed for optimal gripping. The front end of the rail can be easily surrounded with the hand, so that it easy for the user to support themselves on it or to pull themselves up. The hinged support rail can be complemented with comfort and convenience elements, for example, an upgrade kit for a toilet roll holder or an armpad for particularly pleasant support. The hinged support rails can be folded up against the wall to save space. Fixed support rails are also available. The hinged support rail Duo has an additional, round bottom rail and this provides optimum support for moving sidewards onto the toilet.