We are responsible for loaning equipment through our integrated community equipment loan service. The service provides both health and social care equipment.
This page and associated catalogue are aimed at health and social care professionals.
Equipment loaned through the service should be safe and serviceable and fulfil the requirements of the individual.
We have a responsibility to provide an assessment of a person's needs and in appropriate situations either:
- directly provide equipment or arrange for the provision of equipment; or
- provide a direct payment for people with a physical, mental or learning disability.
The person receiving the equipment or direct payment can be of any age.
Individuals must be eligible for the provision of equipment, as well as meeting the current fair access to care services criteria if they are 18 or over. They should be encouraged to participate in choosing equipment from the catalogue of equipment we publish. It is understood that people will make different choices according to their personal circumstances.
Equipment for people with disabilities covers a variety of removable items provided for those living in the community, to enable them to maintain their independence in their daily lives. Equipment provided ranges from small personal items, for example a commode, through to large installations, such as overhead hoists.
There is no charge for equipment supplied through the integrated community equipment loan service and loaned equipment remains the property of the service and is reclaimable.
View the integrated community equipment catalogue (pdf / 2 MB) here.
Equipment stores are run by Medequip. They can be contacted between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 1pm on a Saturday.
- Telephone (during opening hours) 01423 226240
- Telephone (out of hours - emergencies only) 0208 573 2871
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
ICES - Colburn
Walkerville Industrial Estate
ICES - Knaresborough
Knaresborough Technology Park
ICES - Scarborough
Disability Resource Centre