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

35 Records in Equipment and adaptations to help.

  • 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.

  • Unforgettable

    Telephone: 0203 322 9070

    Description: Unforgettable is an organisation that offers products and services for people with dementia and memory loss.

  • Wandsworth Telecare

    Telephone: 020 8871 8990 (Telecare Development Officer), 020 8871 7707 (Access Team)

    Description: Telecare can help people to stay safe in their home and is specifically designed for people with all forms of dementia, a mobility or sensory impairment, or mental health and learning disabilities.

  • WATCH - Wandsworth Alarm Telephone Care Helpline

    Housing Customer Centre, Housing and Community Services Department, 90 Putney Bridge Road , SW18 1HR

    Telephone: 020 8871 8198 (general enquiries and appointments), 0208 871 7741 (direct line to the emergency response officers)

    Description: WATCH lifeline is a full home visiting emergency response alarm service provided by Wandsworth Council.

  • Wheelchair service

    Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London,, SW15 5PN

    Telephone: 020 8487 6084 or 020 8487 6085

    Description: The wheelchair service at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, provides wheelchairs and other special equipment for people of all ages who have a permanent disability that affects their ability to walk.