Equipment to help you

What is available?

If you have problems bathing, washing or dressing, there is a range of specially designed equipment to help make looking after yourself simpler and help you to stay living independently in your own home.

This could be a bath board and grab handles around the bath area to help you get in and out of the bath safely. Or you may need a raised toilet seat to help you get on and off the toilet safely.

Who can get help?

Items of minor equipment may be loaned to people over the age of 18 who live in Swindon, who are registered with a Swindon GP's surgery and who need help due to frailty or illness, physical or learning disabilities, sight or hearing loss. These can sometimes be all that is needed to help you to maintain your independence and quality of life and keep you safe in your own home.

If you think you need straightforward equipment or minor adaptations to your home, you may prefer to make your own arrangements. In which case, remember that you will be responsible for the costs of whatever you decide to buy.

Alternatively, you can contact us to arrange an assessment to see what could make your day to day living easier. For adults, the Adult Social Care assessment process will also determine whether you are eligible to loan community equipment.

How much does it cost?

If you choose to order equipment yourself, you will be responsible for the costs of whatever you decide to buy. However, if following our assessment we agree that you need equipment to make your day to day living easier, and we supply this, then we will pay the full cost of the loan of that equipment.

Follow the link below to visit our online service directory where you will find details of organisations that offer this type of service, and other services that will help you live independently. 

How to get in touch

The Adult Social Care team are the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries relating to adult social care and support.