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.

Find out All about the scheme and how it works

care and support

10 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help filtered by Client group "deaf or hard of hearing".

  • 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 (DLF)

    Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth London, SW11 3SE

    Telephone: 020 7289 6111, 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

    Description: The Disabled Living Foundation provides impartial and free advice, information and training about daily living aids, mobility products and other equipment.

  • Keep Able

    11-17 Kingston Road, Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4QX

    Telephone: 01784 778 007

    Description: Keep Able supplies mobility aids and hearing aids to help make life easier for older and disabled people.

  • Rica

    G03, The Wenlock, 50-52 Wharf Road, London, N1 7EU

    Telephone: 020 7427 2460

    Description: Rica (formerly Ricability) is a national research charity that provides free, practical and unbiased information for older and disabled people.

  • Sense

    101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG

    Telephone: 0300 330 9256 voice or 0300 330 9252 textphone

    Description: Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for adults and children who are deafblind.

  • The Aidis Trust

    7th Floor, 3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall, London, EC2M 5PD

    Telephone: 0808 800 0009

    Description: The Aidis Trust is a charity that provides free, impartial technology advice and support to people with disabilities across the UK.

  • The Headley Trust

    Headley Aids for Disabled Fund, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP

    Telephone: 020 7410 0330 (main switchboard)

    Description: The Headley Trust is a grant-making charity that provides grants of up to £2000 to help disabled people purchase equipment for use in their own homes.

  • Wandsworth Telecare

    Telephone: 020 8871 8990 (Telecare Development Officer), 020 8871 7707 (Access Team)

    Description: Telecare can help people to stay safe in their home and is specifically designed for people with all forms of dementia, a mobility or sensory impairment, or mental health and learning disabilities.

  • WATCH - Wandsworth Alarm Telephone Care Helpline

    Housing Customer Centre, Housing and Community Services Department, 90 Putney Bridge Road , SW18 1HR

    Telephone: 020 8871 8198 (general enquiries and appointments), 0208 871 7741 (direct line to the emergency response officers)

    Description: WATCH lifeline is a full home visiting emergency response alarm service provided by Wandsworth Council.