Integrated Community Equipment Service

Today the Integrated Community Equipment Service is housed at Inspire Community Centre, Slade Green, where it located to a purpose built warehouse in December 2012.

The Warehouse which includes a Mezzanine deck and dedicated decontamination area complete with a multi stage Turbex washing chamber, holds a wide range of disability items to assist Service Users to live at home with any additional support needed that can be met by the use of specialist equipment.

In 2003 the Equipment Service Integrated with NHS Health Partners to provide a more complex range of equipment, a cost effective move which has proved to be very successful, and continues to evolve around changing trends, and current demands, which the NHS and Social Services are experiencing.

In August 2010 the Equipment Service was transferred to Inspire Community Trust where it has continued to grow and develop.  Until December 2012 the service was located at Thames Rd Depot in Crayford waiting until the new warehouse was completed, and the service then relocated to Slade Green in December 2012.

Disability equipment is given on loan following an assessment by a Social Care or Health Care professional.

Service Users may also have the option to purchase items of equipment via The Living Solution Shop, on site at Slade Green. You can request an assessment and try before you buy, to ensure the equipment is the right choice for your needs.

See Living Solutions Home Page or contact 0203 045 5100

On average our team of  drivers and 1 support person deliver to 9000 service users per annum and in excess of 16.000 items of disability equipment. Some items are fitted or assembled by the drivers at the Service Users home.  We also collect and refurbish approx. 61% - 70% of equipment.  With prior arrangement Service Users or their representatives can collect equipment in person, Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 16.30. 

 

Testimonials

Anonymous

Many thanks for your help. I found the service excellent and your kind attitude was very much appreciated.  

Anonymous

Came for an assessment but was also helped with a walking stick and information on attendance allowance for us. For us, personally, you could not improve your service to us. You all attended my mother in a kind, friendly and professional way.

Opening hours: 08.30 – 17.00; Monday – Friday

Phone: 020 3045 5465 & 5467

Fax:0203 045 3750

Frequently Asked Questions - Integrated Community Equipment Service

What is an assessment?

An assessment is a means of ensuring that your needs are met in the most practicable way and measures are put in place to help you maintain your independence and quality of life within a home environment.  Persons with physical impairment, visual or sight impairment, learning difficulties, and children with disabilities may all qualify for an assessment. 

To inquire about assessment contact the Screening Dept at Bexley Council on 0203 045 5159 or email screeners@bexleycouncil.gov.uk or contact your G.P. surgery for advice.

What equipment is available?

Equipment is classed as either ‘Simple Aids’ or ‘Complex Aids’.

Simple Aids include Raised Toilet Seats, Commodes, Perch Stool, Bathing Equipment, Walking Aids.

‘Complex Aids’ includes Hoist and Slings, Hospital Beds, Ramping Systems, Tilt in Space Shower Chairs and Rise Recliner Chairs.

If you have been assessed as needing Grab Rails these will be fitted by a member of Bexley Council’s Staying Put Team.  If you need to contact Staying Put you should dial 0208 303 7777 and ask for Staying Put.

Wheelchairs are under the remit of The Wheelchair Service.  See The Wheelchair Service Home page or for general enquiries contact 0203 045 3755

These are a few examples as the warehouse holds a range of over 300 different types of equipment.  This is why an assessment is required to ensure your needs are met accordingly.   

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