London Borough of Croydon

Whether you have a physical disability, hearing or sight disability, there is a variety of equipment available to help with everyday tasks. While some items cost only a few pounds, others are very expensive.

Some larger pieces of specialist equipment are available on loan. However, equipment will only be offered after an assessment of need has been made.

Assessment

Special equipment and adaptations are only provided after an assessment. This is carried out by someone from adult social services or the health service.

If your situation is considered urgent, we will respond quickly. However, if it is less urgent, you may have to wait some time for an assessment.

It may be quicker for you to use our online self assessment for disability equipment. This tool will give advice about the type of equipment that may be suitable for you, which you may be able to receive or buy without an assessment.

As it is likely to be an occupational therapist giving the assessment, you may wish to look at occupational therapy.

Costs

If it is agreed that a piece of equipment or a minor adaptation is essential, you will not be charged for it.

If it is agreed that you need a major adaptation to your home, you may be financially assessed to see if you will have to contribute to the cost.

Any equipment which we can loan you is available free of charge. However, our supplies are limited, and for some equipment there is a waiting list.

Should you wish to buy your own equipment, we will be able to offer you advice as to which particular pieces of equipment suit your needs.

Returning loaned equipment

If you have equipment that you no longer use or need, you can return it to us. The equipment can be cleaned and recycled for other people.

Please return it to the Croydon Community Equipment Service or contact them to arrange collection. They are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

Specialist equipment shop

You can receive specialist help and advice as well as view many items at our equipment shop at the Access Ability Centre. The centre is open on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm and it is best to make an appointment to avoid disappointment.

Contacts

Access Ability Centre

Telephone: 
020 8664 8860
Fax: 
020 8689 9169
Address Line:

Access Ability Centre,

28 Boulogne Road,

Croydon CR0 2QT

Croydon Community Equipment Service

Telephone: 
020 8664 8860
Address Line:

Access Ability Centre

28 Boulogne Road

Croydon CR0 2QT

Croydon Equipment Solutions

Telephone: 
020 8664 8860
Address Line:

28 Boulogne Road,

Croydon

CR0 2QT

Social services for adults

Telephone: 
020 8726 6500
Minicom: 
020 8760 5797
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA

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