Equipment and adaptations to help
Equipment and adaptations to help
There are many ways equipment can help. There is equipment for people who have problems with walking and getting around, people with sensory impairments, as well as equipment to help around the home.
If you have difficulty walking or are concerned about falling then physiotherapy, special exercises or a falls prevention service may help. Walking sticks and frames can also be helpful. Services such as St John's Therapy Centre can provide this sort of support, and your GP can refer you to a wheelchair service if required.
You may be able to get small items of equipment prescribed to help you within the home, as part of the Transforming Community Equipment Services scheme. Many of the 'accredited retailers' that provide equipment as part of the scheme are local pharmacies, and you can also simply buy equipment from these accredited retailers.
If you are eligible, you may be able to get support from the council's occupational therapy service for larger equipment or adaptations in your home.
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Action for Blind People
1st Floor 105 Judd Street, London,, WC1H 9NE
Telephone: 0303 123 9999 (Helpline), 020 7391 2151 (London action team)
Description: Action for Blind People offers free, impartial information, advice and support to blind and partially sighted people, their families, friends and carers.
Action on Hearing Loss
19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL
Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (Freephone) Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (Freephone), SMS text message: 0780 0000 360
Description: Action on Hearing Loss is a national charity providing a range of support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus.
Adult social care from Wandsworth Council
Customer Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Telephone: 020 8871 7707
Description: We help adults with care and support needs and those who care for them.
Disabled Living foundation, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, London, SW11 3SE
Telephone: 020 7289 6111
Description: The AT Guide is a website that provides information and advice about how technology can help people to live well with dementia.
Lantern House, 102 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UB
Telephone: 020 7403 6184
Description: BlindAid is a charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in Wandsworth and the other 11 inner London Boroughs.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)
10 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ
Telephone: 01622 754757
Description: This charity provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for people with sight loss.
BT Including You
Description: BT Including You offers extra help with communications for those who need it.
Community health services
Description: St George's Healthcare provides a full range of community services in Wandsworth to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities.
Community Neuro Team
St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1SW
Telephone: 020 8812 4060
Description: The Community Neuro Team offers co-ordinated services to people with a neurological diagnosis, such as stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's disease, and others.
Direct Mobility Hire
Warren House, 201a Bury Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9JE
Telephone: 0800 092 9322 / 020 8370 7888
Description: Direct Mobility Hire specialises in the short-term rental of mobility equipment, including manual and electric wheelchairs.