There are lots of examples of equipment that you could use around your home to help you with day-to-day tasks.
Support is available from different sources, depending on your specific needs. Please select which type of support you are looking for to find out where to request help from.
AskSARA is an online self-help guide that is useful if you are not sure which items might help you.
To request a walking aid and nothing else, you will need to contact your GP so that you can be referred to Community Physiotherapy for a mobility assessment.
You would need to purchase your own mobility scooter from a mobility scooter retailer.
For a request for a wheelchair you will need to contact your GP so that they can refer you to the Wheelchair Service.
To request equipment to help with a physical disability or to request minor adaptations to the home such as:
- grab rails
- raised toilet seats
- other adaptations not requiring building work
you will need to contact Community Occupational Therapy for an assessment:
Contact Community Occupational Therapy
Children and young people
For requests for minor adaptations for a child or young person under the age of 18 you will need to contact the child's paediatrician.
For major adaptations to the home such as:
- level access showers
You will normally need to contact your local borough or district council or housing association to request a Disabled Facilities Grant.
<Add this section to end of form if we need it
How do I get my equipment?
Once you have been assessed by a professional, the equipment service will call and make an appointment with you to deliver and fit the equipment.
This service is managed by
Olympus Care Services.