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
35 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help.
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth London, SW11 3SE
Telephone: 020 7289 6111, 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Description: The Disabled Living Foundation provides impartial and free advice, information and training about daily living aids, mobility products and other equipment.
Home Improvement Agency
VISITING ADDRESS ONLY (see 'further information' for postal address): Housing and Community Services Reception, 90 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1HR
Telephone: 020 8871 6940
Description: The Home Improvement Agency (HIA) provides help to older and disabled homeowners and tenants of private landlords.
Independence at Home
Independence at Home, 4th Floor, Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow , HA1 2EN
Telephone: 020 8427 7929
Description: Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have physical disability, learning disability or long term illness and are in financial need.
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.
Postal address: Just Checking Ltd, The Mill, Brome Hall Lane, Lapworth, Warwickshire, B94 5RB
Telephone: 01564 785 100
Description: Just Checking is a monitoring service for people with dementia or poor memory to help them live independently in their own home.
11-17 Kingston Road, Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4QX
Telephone: 01784 778 007
Description: Keep Able supplies mobility aids and hearing aids to help make life easier for older and disabled people.
(Postal) Adminstration Department, Community Safety, Unit 2F Tadmore House, Frogmore Complex, London, SW18 1EY
Telephone: 020 8871 6567/8894/8895 (Wandsworth Community Safety) 020 8877 8940 (Age UK Wandsworth)
Description: A key safe offers a secure way for you to store the keys to your home.
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.