Equipment and wheelchairs
Community Equipment Service: Medequip
Medequip Assistive Technology Limited provides the Integrated Community Equipment Service for North Yorkshire service users and prescribers of community equipment.
The service commissioned by clinical commissioning groups in York and North Yorkshire, together with North Yorkshire County Council, means that service users may receive equipment such as crutches, walking frames, bath lifts, commodes and back rest cushions if prescribed by a GP or other health and social care professionals.
Medequip can be contacted between 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 8am–2pm on a Saturday, with regards to community equipment needs. An out of hours service is also available for requests or emergencies in the evening, at weekends and during bank holidays.
Telephone (in hours): 01423 226 240
Telephone (out of hours): 0208 573 2871
Further details can be found at North Yorkshire Integrated Community Equipment Services.
Medequip's online retail store, Manage at Home, also offers people the opportunity to buy their own equipment to help with independent living.
It offers a range of more than 3,000 items. You can contact customer services on 0800 910 1864 if you wish to discuss your requirements or if you prefer to order over the phone rather than on the website.
Community wheelchair service: Nottingham Rehab Services(NRS)
Nottingham Rehab Services (NRS) deliver the new Community Wheelchair Service working closely with Blatchford Clinical Services, who will deliver the clinical assessment element of the service.
NRS can be contacted between 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Help and assistance is also available out of hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays).
For more information, visit the NRS website.
Telephone 01904 654 052
Telephone (out of hours) 01904 654 052 calls will be redirected to the out of hours service.
Further details can be found at North Yorkshire and York Community Wheelchair Services
Personal Wheelchair Budgets
Personal Wheelchair Budgets were introduced in North Yorkshire and York in December 2019 and aim to increase choice and control for people who access wheelchair services through:
- Providing holistic assessments that take into account people’s wider needs
- Considering how wheelchair provision can increase independence and improve people’s health and wellbeing outcomes
- Supporting people to identify their own health and wellbeing goals
- Increasing the availability of information about the choices available to people locally
- Integrating services around individuals by bringing together care and support agencies
Self-service online advice tool
The AskSARA self-service online advice tool is very simple to use. Just choose the topic you wish to complete, respond to the questions and then go to your report. The report contains useful advice written by the Disabled Living Foundation's team of occupational therapists as well as details of products that might help you. This information is drawn from an impartial database of equipment that aims to include details of every product on the market.
We hope AskSARA can support you to find solutions to some common day to day problems without the need for you to go through a full adult social care assessment.