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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MS Society

    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.

  • 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.