This is under review – We would advise our health professionals to contact us directly to discuss their needs, with a view to arranging collections where possible. We hope to restart this service as quickly as we can.
It’s our pleasure to supply Small Aids equipment free of charge for residents of Newcastle upon Tyne, who suffer from physical impairment and live on lower income. Any donations are always gratefully accepted and appreciated.
This service helps people to remain independent in their home for as long as they wish and it is safe for them to do so.
We are only able to provide items, which are within our budget and can be obtained from our supplier. Types of small equipment aids we supply include small household and personal aids.
We are pleased to offer the use of a wheelchair at no charge. The length of loan will be agreed dependant on the need. Donations are gratefully accepted for this service. Donations are gratefully accepted for this service.
We also have a small number of Walking Trolleys and Perching Stools for short time loan or sale.
Access to this service
These professionals normally carry out an assessment and can request small equipment aids on behalf of their client:
- Occupational Therapists
- Health Visitors
- Social Workers
We rely on their expertise when we supply items. Each request is based on the individuals needs. And in most cases, once we receive a completed referral form, we will supply requested items on the same day.
A designated professional, relative, carer or friend can collect small aids from our office during the open hours .
We can only provide this very unique service, through the support of several Trusts and Foundations and of course, your generous donations.