Independent Living CentreAdaptations & Equipment

What does it do?

The Team at the Centre comprises of Occupational Therapists, an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor and an Office Administrator. The Centre does not sell equipment but has a large range of equipment on display for you to try. Our range covers all aspects of life including; mobility, personal care, clothing, bathing, cooking, seating and beds. We can help to identify the right equipment for you, tell you how much it should cost and can look into grants or other sources of funding when purchasing equipment. We keep up to date information on equipment from all local and national suppliers.
Our qualified occupational therapists can assess your needs and demonstrate a large range of equipment for daily living and mobility, displayed in realistic settings, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room.

Who it is for?

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) in Exeter offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon who is looking for equipment to enhance their independence.

Where it is available?

Local service (East Devon, Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon).

What it costs:

The service is free.

How to access or apply for it:

You can telephone, email or write to make an appointment for an assessment at the Centre from Monday to Friday or call in on a Wednesday morning for a look around. You are welcome to drop in for an informal chat on any Wednesday morning between 10am and 1pm. or make an appointment to see an occupational therapist Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Unfortunately we are unable to make home visits.


Info last updated:

Devon House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4PB