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Community equipment loan service

If you are finding it difficult at home with daily tasks, there is a range of specially designed equipment to help make life easier and enable you to live independently in your own home.

For patients living in the boroughs of Hackney, Havering, Newham or Redbridge please follow the below links:

For patients living in Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest Medequip Assistive Technology is the provider of the Community Equipment Service.

To access equipment, you will need to have an Occupational Therapy assessment. You can ask your GP for a referral or if you are to be discharged from hospital, an assessment can be arranged. To enquire or request an assessment, you can contact the Adult Social Care Team:

Returning Equipment

If you have already benefited from equipment loaned to you that you no longer need, Medequip can arrange a free collection, to recycle and help others in need. Contact us on 020 8709 7050 or email

You can also return equipment to your local Medequip depot.

Unit 2, The Orbital Centre
Southend Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 8HH

For more information about Medequip, please visit

Further Independent Living Support Options

Self-care empowers you to live independently for longer, giving you the confidence to remain in your own home and complete everyday tasks safely.

For online advice, please visit – an online self-assessment tool, giving you free impartial advice about all types of equipment, to make daily living easier.

For self-funded mobility and disability equipment options please visit – Your Medequip Online Retail Store.

For self-funded telecare options please visit

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