Equipment for Daily Living

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Here you will find information about equipment that can help you to

  • stay independent
  • get out and about
  • take part in community activities.

Visit AskSARA to for more information on equipment that can help you. You complete a short survey about the things you are finding difficult, and the website will tell you more about what equipment is available and how it can help.

An Occupational Therapist (OT) will visit you to assess your needs and to see if you qualify for equipment or support. If you are leaving hospital, this should be arranged for you.

Your GP can refer you to the service, or call Southend Care and Support Service on 01702 215008.


If you qualify, we will loan equipment to you.

If you wish to buy your own equipment, our OT can give you advice.

You could also visit our Southend Independent Living website to find out what would suit you best and where to get it.

Your GP may be able to provide you with

  • walking frames
  • continence products
  • skin pressure care.

Careline is a home alarm system that means you can contact help in an emergency 24 hours a day, all year round. 

Aids for Independent Living

Southend Independent Living has many services to make everyday tasks simpler. Call 01702 212021 visit their website for more information.

Maintenance of Loaned Equipment

To arrange a repair, replacement or return call 01702 442133.

Some equipment needs to be checked regularly to make sure it is working correctly.