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 "physical disability".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Independence at Home

    Independence at Home, 4th Floor, Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow , HA1 2EN

    Telephone: 020 8427 7929

    Description: Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have physical disability, learning disability or long term illness and are in financial need.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.