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With the right support and equipment, we could help you become more active and independent at home.
When you first get in touch|, we may assess your needs over the telephone and give you advice and information. To qualify for services, your needs must be critical or substantial|. If it appears they are, we visit you at home to discuss how you can be helped. You can involve a family member or friend, if you wish.
Our occupational therapy staff work with you to:
For walking sticks, crutches, walking frames and rehabilitation exercises, ask your GP for a physiotherapy referral.
For items such as pressure cushions, pressure mattresses, home oxygen, and equipment to manage poor circulation, contact your GP or District Nurse.
Ask your GP for a referral to the Wheelchair Service|.
Contact your GP or District Nurse.
Contact independent suppliers or look out for a second-hand scooter.
We help with highly specialist equipment or techniques.
Enable Me Shop and demonstration area in Wallisdown for people buying
their own aids. Phone: 08448 936364
Ask SARA website
Assess your needs online for equipment and advice www.asksara.org.uk|
Hanham Centre Independent Living Centre
Assessment centre in Wimborne with free and impartial advice.
Phone: 01202 843560
You do not have to pay for:
If your needs qualify, you do not have to pay for:
For adaptations to your home costing more than £1,000, a means-tested grant may be available. You may have to pay towards the cost. If you live in a council-owned property, grants and means-testing are not needed.
Bournemouth Care Direct, Customer Services Centre
St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6EB
Out of Hours:
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