Help for you to remain independent at home
If you have substantial difficulties carrying out every day tasks, we can provide advice and may be able to provide equipment and small adaptations to help you stay independent in your home.
A wide range of equipment is available, including aids to help you use the bath and toilet, dress, cook and get around your home.
Buying equipment through your local retailer or via prescription (TCES)
Small items of equipment to help you move around the house, get in and out of a chair or help you prepare food in the kitchen is now available to buy through your local retailer. If you are eligible for state funded equipment, you will be given a prescription which you can exchange for equipment. The scheme is called transforming community equipment or (TCES). Please use the link to find out more about the scheme and find out where your local retailers are.
AskSARA is an easy to use online tool. It will ask you some simple questions about yourself and your environment, and based on your answers will provide you with:
ideas and tips about ways to make your life easier,details of products that might help you, and where to get them
or we’ll let you know if you might need an occupational therapy assessment.
What is on offer from social care services?
We aim to help people of all ages for whom everyday activities have become difficult due to illness, accident, ageing or disability.
Our adult access team and occupational therapy team will assess your needs and can:
discuss better ways to carry out everyday tasks
advise you (and your carer if applicable) on the best ways of managing at home
advise you about equipment which may help you at home. This includes washing, bathing and toilet equipment, bed and chair raisers and various other items
provide advice and information on where to purchase equipment not supplied by us
provide you with a prescription for small items of equipment if you are eligible for state funded support which can be redeemed through your local retailer (see Buying equipment through prescription pages)
recommend and provide small adaptations to your home such as toilet or bath grab rails
provide information and advise whether you meet the criteria for major adaptations to your home and how to access the disabled facilities grant
provide advice on how to access a variety of health and social care services
advise you whether you are eligible to be registered and recorded on our register of disabled people
Will I have to pay?
If you have been assessed and are eligible for services and minor equipment, these will be free of charge to you and available on loan.
How do I apply?
To apply contact the adult access team on 020 8583 3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also provide you with information on services and ask you questions about your personal circumstances, health, care needs, accommodation and other related matters.
What if I don’t meet the criteria for help from the occupational therapy team?
We can provide you with a list of organisations that sell both large and small items of equipment to help you in the kitchen or help you to move around the home more easily. For alternative providers , follow the link on the right.