Community equipment services

range of equipment, support, health physio, occupational therapist

What does it do?

Community Equipment Services provides a range of equipment from simple aids for daily living to more complex pieces of equipment enabling people to stay in their home environment.

Community Equipment Services provides equipment that plays a vital role in helping disabled people of all ages to develop their full potential and to maintain their health and independence. It facilitates hospital discharge with the provision of equipment e.g. beds, mattress systems, allowing people to be in a place of their choice.

Who it is for?

for  disabled people of all ages to develop their full potential and to maintain their health and independence.

Where it is available?

Local service (South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

What to expect then:

A clinical advisor is available to give specialist advice on equipment supporting the patient and healthcare professionals.

If you feel you require a piece of equipment to assist you with your daily living, then contact your local healthcare professional e.g. a district nurse; occupational therapist or physiotherapist who will carry out an assessment to identify your needs.

New patients are referred into the service by a health care professional - like an NHS social care worker (i.e. a community nurse, therapist, social worker or GP) by means of a specialist moving & handling referral form. Joint working may be required between the moving & handling team and the referring professional depending on need and condition. 

You are most likely to be seen by a specialist nurse or occupational therapist.

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Info last updated:

30/12/2019