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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Royal Blind Society

    Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) 52-58 Arcola Street London, E8 2DJ

    Telephone: 020 3198 0225

    Description: The Royal Blind Society assists people who are blind or partially sighted and in need.

  • 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.