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

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35 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help.

  • Peabody Home Solutions - handyperson and decorating

    Telephone: 020 7922 7232 or 07932 664 664

    Description: Peabody offers a decorating and handyperson service for Peabody residents aged 65 and over who receive any disability 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Shopmobility Scheme

    Shopmobility at Sainsbury's, 45 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4AD

    Telephone: 020 8875 9585

    Description: Shopmobility provides free loans of powered scooters, and electric or manual wheelchairs to anyone with a mobility problem.

  • 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.

  • The Headley Trust

    Headley Aids for Disabled Fund, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP

    Telephone: 020 7410 0330 (main switchboard)

    Description: The Headley Trust is a grant-making charity that provides grants of up to £2000 to help disabled people purchase equipment for use in their own homes.