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Equipment and Adaptations

We offer equipment and home care options to help you stay independent and live at home.

Equipment can make everyday tasks a bit easier. Many useful items are relatively low cost such as tap turners, talking watches, grab rails, and long handled sponges. Many of these are available to buy from chemists or large department stores, over the internet or from some voluntary agencies. These types of items can help you stay independent and do things for yourself.

If you think you may need more complicated equipment, or adaptations to your home we can arrange an appointment with one of our occupational therapists. If you need equipment for your health, safety or dignity, it will be provided free of charge. Visit this link for more information

Useful Links

Disability North – offers a wide range of equipment. You can contact them by: Telephone: 0191 284 0480 or visit:

Home Improvement Service – if you are struggling with accessing your house, bathing or climbing the stairs, adaptations may help. You can hire or buy equipment privately e.g. stairlifts, wheelchair ramp etc, or you may be eligible for partial or full financial help through the Disabled Facilities Grant. For more information ring Onecall 01670 536 400

Telecare and alarm services

Community alarm services, allow you to call for help in an emergency and are available from a number of providers in Northumberland. Northumberland Telecare, a Northumberland County Council service, offers both community alarms and more sophisticated ‘telecare’ sensors, matched to individual needs. For more information about alarms or telecare ring Onecall 01670 536 400

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