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

6 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help filtered by Key words "other support".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Pocklington Trust

    Pier House, 90 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3NN

    Telephone: 020 8995 0880

    Description: Thomas Pocklington Trust is a registered charity that provides housing, care and support for people with sight loss in the UK.