If you have a disability or long term illness we may be able to provide you with special equipment or adapt your home to help you live as independently as possible. To be eligible for equipment or adaptations you have to meet certain criteria. For more information on these criteria please see our How to get social care support page. If you want more information or would like to arrange for an eligibility assessment please contact us.
How much does it cost?
The amount you are expected to pay towards the cost of the equipment or adaptation will be discussed with you at your assessment.
What equipment and adaptations are available?
There is a wide range of equipment available, from large items such as stair lifts to small items such as toilet seat raisers and gadgets for the kitchen. Adaptations can range from toilet rails to walk in showers. When we have carried out your assessment we will provide you with a full list of equipment and adaptations which meet your needs.
How do I return equipment?
If you have some equipment that you are no longer using please contact us so that we can arrange to have it returned.
Southampton's wheelchair service is run by the Primary Care Trust. For more information please use the links at the bottom of this page.
Who else can help?
The Josian centre, located in Bevois valley, offers advice and information as well as out-patient clinics and drop-in facilities. It opened in 2006 and brought together a number of services which had previously been spread throughout the city such as the Southampton aid and equipment service, Continence advisory centre and the Joint equipment store. The British Red Cross, Hampshire Deaf Association and Southampton City Council's Meals on wheels service are also based there. For more information and contact details please use the details provided below.