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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shopmobility Scheme

    Shopmobility at Sainsbury's, 45 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4AD

    Telephone: 020 8875 9585

    Description: Shopmobility provides free loans of powered scooters, and electric or manual wheelchairs to anyone with a mobility problem.

  • 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.

  • Wheelchair service

    Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London,, SW15 5PN

    Telephone: 020 8487 6084 or 020 8487 6085

    Description: The wheelchair service at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, provides wheelchairs and other special equipment for people of all ages who have a permanent disability that affects their ability to walk.