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Equipment to Help You At Home

How equipment can help

If you are disabled or have difficulty with everyday living tasks, there is a range of equipment to help you with:

  • bathing
  • going to the toilet
  • making drinks
  • preparing food
  • eating and drinking.

You can download our booklets with ideas and information to help with:

Managing in the kitchen |

Managing in the bathroom |


Types of equipment

We can advise on equipment to help with daily living including:

  • chairs
  • beds
  • hoists
  • kitchen equipment.

Bournemouth and Poole Equip for Living Service

This service collects, stores, loans, delivers, recycles and sells vital enabling equipment to help you live safely and independently at home.  It provides equipment for people receiving health and social care services, as well as for people looking for their own solutions to day-to-day living difficulties. Equipment may be prescribed free of charge by a district nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist after your needs are assessed. There is also an 'Enable Me' shop and demonstration area offering advice and ideas if you are looking to buy your own aids. The outlet includes an online self-assessment questionnaire, NRS  Ask Sara, |to help you find equipment to suit you. Products supplied range from kitchen and bathing equipment, through to walking aids and complex items such as hoists and pressure care mattresses.

Equip for Living is based at 498 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth BH11 8PT. The 'Enable Me'| shop is open Monday-Friday 9:00 am-7:00pm. Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm.

Tel: 0844 89 36 364

Fax: 0844 89 36 365.

The service is operated by Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole, and NHS Bournemouth and Poole, working with Nottingham Rehab Supplies National Care.


Bournemouth Careline|

Personal alarms and safety sensors in your home link to our control centre to let us know if there is a problem.

Telecare equipment and sensors| can provide alerts for: 

  • falls
  • wandering
  • smoke and fire
  • extremes of temperature
  • overdue medication
  • bogus callers.



One of the ways to get a wheelchair is through the National Health Service Wheelchair Service. Please speak to your GP (local doctor) for further information. Find out more|


Specialist nursing equipment

For backrests, pressure mattresses or specialist nursing equipment, please contact your district nurse at your GP surgery.


Related Information


Postal Address Bournemouth Care Direct,
Customer Services Centre,
St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone Number 01202 454979
Fax Number 01202 454975
Email address Care Direct
Out of Hours Telephone Number

Out of Hours:
01202 657279

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