Last updated:
27 October 2017

Home loan equipment

How to borrow equipment if you have a physical disability or following a period of ill health.

1 Overview

We can help adults and children with physical disabilities or illness by providing equipment to assist with:

  • getting around your home, such as a stair rail or rails at your front door
  • your routine daily living activities, such as washing, using the toilet, getting on and off furniture (bed and chair), and managing in the kitchen
  • supporting you after you are discharged from hospital
  • increasing your independence and safety.

The equipment is loaned to you through the Community Equipment Service and is free of charge to those who live permanently in West Sussex.

2 Request equipment

You will need to contact our Adults' CarePoint Team to discuss the equipment you need. We are able to supply some equipment following a phone call. For other equipment we may need to arrange a home assessment to see what could make your day-to-day life easier.

If equipment cannot be supplied, advice will be given depending on the individual circumstances. If you are not eligible for funding we can help you purchase the right equipment.

Further information is available on how to contact us for social care help.

3 Returning equipment

If you no longer need your equipment, phone the Community Equipment Service to arrange collection.

4 Repairing equipment

If equipment needs repairing or replacing, phone the Community Equipment Service.

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