If you need help sourcing items, please do call your local Village Agent directly or by calling 0800 31 68 600.
Click here for advice and information from Somerset Council about equipment and support that can help you stay independent including Independent Living Centres, Lifelines, adaptions, equipment and wheelchairs
The Community Equipment and Wheelchair Service provides a range of equipment to help you live independently, whether it’s equipment for your home, or things to help you while out and about.
Residents can borrow equipment for as long as they need and are living in Somerset. The service includes delivery and fitting, servicing, collection and recycling.
The service is provided on behalf of Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset by Medequip, supported by AJM Healthcare, who manage the wheelchairs and ceiling track hoists. More information can be found by visiting somerset-cews.co.uk.
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
How to get an assessment
In most instances, to access equipment or wheelchairs you’ll need to be assessed by a health or social care professional. You can ask your GP for a referral or contact MedEquip to ask about or request an assessment. Phone 0300 123 2224 or click here for the “Care and Support Assessment” on Somerset County Council’s website for more information.
Somerset Independence Plus is a service provided in conjunction with Somerset Council and was commissioned by Somerset County Council to provide an integrated service providing;
- Disabled adaptations
- Home Improvements
- Prevention Services
for disabled and vulnerable people of Somerset, to enable them to be more independent, improve their housing and to live safer in their homes.
The service also offers detailed customer assessments, and the option to receive advice with any equipment needs which can be done at one of our Independent Advice Centres operated by Somerset County Council – Adult Social Care. Offering customers an efficient solution, creating a more joined up approach between statutory services.
The Dementia Safeguarding Scheme (Herbert Protocol) is a national scheme encouraging carers, family and friends to provide useful information which can be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
By registering for their Priority Service Register, you’ll get extra support during a power cut if you need it. Their Priority Service Register is suitable for elderly, very ill or disabled people, or those who rely on power for medical equipment.
If you look after someone who has an illness or disability, you may need to help them move around.