Aids and equipment to support independent living
Medequip provide the community equipment service for Derby City Council and NHS Derby & Derbyshire CCG. As part of this service, Medequip operate a retail store located in the Kings Treatment Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital. You will find the following products are available at the Medequip retail store….bathing, dressing and mobility aids, continence products and a specialist range for dementia support. A trusted assessor will be available and will support you in identifying the right piece of equipment to suit your needs and help you remain independent for longer.
Medequip Retail Store Location:
Kings Treatment Centre,
Royal Derby Hospital,
Telephone - 01332 485 185
If you would rather order equipment from the comfort of your home, Medequip have an online retail store www.manageathome.co.uk for a choice of 4000+ products from 100+ leading manufacturers of daily living aids, delivered directly to your home within 3-5 working days. You can also request a free product catalogue.
VAT relief is also available on many products, giving you financial help if you are disabled or have a chronic illness. To find out more visit VAT Relief.
Self-service online advice tool
AskSARA is an online tool developed by the Disabled Living Foundation. Choose a topic to receive targeted advice and a list of products and resources that might help you.
Advice and information
The Disabled Living Foundation has created some factsheets which provide general advice on daily living equipment. You’ll learn what to look for when choosing equipment, and where to get further information. You can download them from the Disabled Living Foundation website.
Priority support for power cuts
If you rely on any equipment which runs on mains electricity, such as a stairlift, toilet raiser, or sensor, you can register for priority support during a power cut. Western Power Distribution, who maintain all electricity cables for the Midlands, have a form you can fill in or you can call them on 0845 724 0240.
What if I need my house adapted?
An adaptation is any work that requires altering your home, like fitting a grab rail or stair lift.
If you feel your home needs adapting, you can get in touch with us. Depending on your circumstances, an occupational therapist will arrange an assessment to see what would make your day to day life easier.
Any minor adaptations are free, but making major adaptations might cost money. This depends on whether you are able to get a Disabled Facilities Grant, and if you own your home or live in rented accommodation.