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Plymouth Community Equipment Service

The service is provided to people of all ages in the community setting, including residential homes and nursing homes. We cover the Plymouth boundary for those with health or social care needs, or for those with health needs who reside outside of the boundary, but who are registered with an Plymouth-registered NHS GP.

Contacts details

Address:Unit D
33 Estover Road
Telephone number: 0800 988 7344
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Community equipment is a range of products designed to help you to continue to stay active, comfortable and independent in your own home, as well as safe in the community.

Equipment ranges from relatively simple items, such as walking sticks, crutches and walking frames to aid mobility, to complex equipment like beds, hoists and pressure care equipment.

As the equipment is provided by your local authority or NHS, to find out whether you are eligible, you will need to be assessed by a local therapist or clinician.  To arrange an assessment, either contact your local community equipment service, or your local service centre and we will help you to get in touch.  

Once you've been assessed, and equipment has been prescribed for you, depending on where you live, either we can call you to arrange a convenient time to deliver and install the equipment, or you can call us.

Once you have received the equipment, or if you already have some, you can contact us about any concerns or issues that crop up; for example, if you think your equipment might need repairing.  If you don't need your equipment anymore, simply contact us and we will arrange to come and collect it.

NHS equipment return

Millions of pounds worth of NHS community equipment items and wheelchairs are thrown away each year by people who no longer have a need for it.

This means that we can't recycle it and issue it out to other members of your community, who may need it to maintain their independence, or to help them stay in their home instead of being admitted to hospital or care homes.

It also means that the NHS, or your local council, has to spend even more money to replace discarded equipment with new, and/or pay for more expensive care packages, such as a stay in hospital.

We all know that the NHS needs every penny, so, please help them and us, by letting us know when you have a piece of equipment that you don't need any more.

Just call the number on the barcode label on your equipment and your local customer service team will be happy to help. We will either arrange to collect it from you, or tell you where you can drop it off.

Based: Plymouth

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

  • 26 to 64 years old
  • 65+
  • Mobility issues

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