Equipment and adaptations
Simple items of equipment
If, following assessment, a simple item of equipment has been recommended (for example a raised toilet seat or shower board), you will be given a prescription which can be redeemed by one of our local accredited retailers. The retailer will exchange the prescription for the item of equipment. This equipment will be brand new and is yours to keep.
Complex items of equipment
If, following assessment, a complex item of equipment is recommended (for example electrically operated equipment or bespoke/very specialist equipment), this will be provided on long-term loan through the community equipment store. The item will be ordered for you by your assessor and will be delivered to your home.
We can provide equipment if your child has a disability and is assessed as needing more specialised equipment than a non-disabled child of a similar age. You are usually responsible for providing readily available equipment that a non-disabled child would need (for example a fire guard or a baby gate).