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

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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.

  • 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.

  • AT Guide

    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.

  • BlindAid (London)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Motor Neurone Disease Association

    David Niven House, 10-15 Notre Dame Mews, Northampton, NN1 2BG

    Telephone: 01604 250505 (office) or 0808 802 6262 (helpline)

    Description: The Motor Neurone Disease Association supports people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their families.

  • RNIB - Technology Support Squad

    Telephone: 0303 123 9999

    Description: RNIB's Technology Support Squad is a free national service that can set up and help you use your technology, including everything from TVs, phones and audio labellers to Talking Book players and more.

  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

    105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE

    Telephone: 0303 123 9999

    Description: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss.

  • 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.