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

7 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help filtered by Client group "older people".

  • 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.

  • BT Including You

    Description: BT Including You offers extra help with communications for those who need it.

  • Home Improvement Agency

    VISITING ADDRESS ONLY (see 'further information' for postal address): Housing and Community Services Reception, 90 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1HR

    Telephone: 020 8871 6940

    Description: The Home Improvement Agency (HIA) provides help to older and disabled homeowners and tenants of private landlords.

  • Independent Age

    18 Avonmore Road, London, W14 8RR

    Telephone: Freephone line on 0800 319 6789 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm

    Description: Older people’s charity, Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.

  • Peabody Home Solutions - handyperson and decorating

    Telephone: 020 7922 7232 or 07932 664 664

    Description: Peabody offers a decorating and handyperson service for Peabody residents aged 65 and over who receive any disability support.

  • 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.

  • 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.