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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18 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help filtered by Key words "charities and voluntary".
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.
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.
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.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)
10 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ
Telephone: 01622 754757
Description: This charity provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for people with sight loss.
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.
MS National Centre (MSNC), 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
Telephone: 0808 800 8000 (helpline) or 020 8438 0700 (office)
Description: The MS Society is a charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is touched by multiple sclerosis.
MS Society grants and short breaks
MS Society Grants Team, MS National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
Telephone: 0300 500 8084 (Grants Team)
Description: This charity provides grants to people affected by MS for items or activities they need, such as equipment, adaptations, short breaks, and other support.
Pocklington Resource Centre (Balham)
1C Yukon Road, Balham, London, SW12 9PZ
Telephone: 020 8675 4246
Description: Balham Resource Centre provides a range of services and support for people with sight loss.
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.