Simple equipment and supporting aids can help you to remain independent at home. This information is for those who wish to buy their own equipment, or who are not eligible for health and social care support.
Buying your own equipment
The Royal Borough of Greenwich and NHS Greenwich have accredited a number of local retailers to provide simple aids and equipment, as well as information and advice.
You can find out more information about these accredited retailers by following the links on the right or by clicking here.
What do the retailers do?
Accredited Retailers will talk to you about your equipment needs and help you decide on what equipment will best suit your needs.
All retailers can offer a delivery, installation and fitting option (in some cases there may be an additional charge).
They may refer you to Adults and Older People’s Services if your needs are more complex.
Need more assistance in deciding on what equipment is best for you?
If you need more assistance or information deciding what equipment is best for you, there are a number of online self-assessment tools to help:
Disabled Living Foundation – http://www.dlf.org.uk/content/asksara
ADL Smart Assist - http://www.adlsmartcare.com/systems/smartassist.aspx
Who owns the equipment?
Once you have purchased the equipment from the retailer, the equipment is yours to keep. This also means that when you no longer need the equipment, you may dispose of it how you choose
What do I do if the equipment breaks down or needs replacing?
If there is a problem with the equipment, you should go back to the place you got it from – in this case, your chosen retailer.