Home Care Equipment

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If you need home care equipment at home, you may not need to buy the equipment privately.

Most care equipment should be free of cost through the council or the NHS if you are assessed as needing it.

‘Minor adaptations’ to the home costing less than £1000 are free from the council and are NOT means tested. Some councils do not advertise this. You just have to be assessed as needing it.

‘Major adaptations’ up to £30,000 are available but are means tested.

You have two options:

You can visit your GP or hospital and seek an occupational therapist assessment.

You can request a needs assessment or an occupational therapist assessment from your local council.


Where can I find out about getting home care equipment on the NHS?

You can find out about getting home care equipment on the NHS here at the following link.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/care-services-equipment-and-care-homes/household-gadgets-and-equipment-to-make-life-easier/

Where can I find out about getting home care equipment from my council?

You can find out about getting home care equipment or up to £1000 for 'minor adaptations' (sometimes not advertised) from your council on your council's website or here at the following link.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-home-equipment-for-disabled

And if I want to get home care equipment privately, where should I look?

You can buy care equipment such as walkers, zimmerframes etc at Fortuna Mobility.

http://www.fortunamobility.com/


 
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