Equipment and adapations

What does it do?

If you are finding it difficult to manage in your home with daily living activities, an occupational therapist can help by giving advice and suggesting equipment to improve your independence.

What help will I get? 
The therapist will look at all aspects of your daily life including:

  • getting in and out of bed
  • preparing food and drink
  • washing and bathing
  • getting on and off chairs
  • climbing steps or stairs
  • getting in and out of your property

They will be able to help overcome difficulties by:

  • advising you on ways an everyday task can be done differently to make things easier
  • lending you specialist equipment such as toilet seats and mattress elevators
  • recommending minor and major adaptations such as hand rails and stair lift in your home
  • referring you to other services that can help

Who it is for?

The service is for all adults who have a disability or a long-term medical condition and those who have problems with daily living tasks

Where it is available?

Local service (Redbridge).

What it costs:

Equipment is provided free of charge. There may be a charge for major adaptations to your home. Those owning their homes will be means tested. Council tenants are offered a free service.

We do not reimburse people who have bought equipment privately or have made adaptations prior to contacting the council..

How to access or apply for it:

If you feel you would benefit from the service, we will need to carry out an assessment of your needs.

Contact from website at
or phone 020 8708 7333

What to expect then:

As there is a high demand for this service, a priority system is used to ensure those in greatest need are seen most quickly. Those who may need to wait longer for an assessment will be provided with equipment to eliminate immediate risks.


Info last updated:

Aldborough Road North, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7SR