New Service Launched for Wheelchair and Community Equipment Users
Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset have launched a new Community Equipment and Wheelchair Service to help people live more independently.
Previously running as two separate services, (a Community Equipment Service and separate Wheelchair Service) this new integrated provision will ensure that those requiring equipment for the home or a wheelchair to support them will experience a more joined up process and for professionals it will mean using only one system for all equipment requirements.
Launching on Monday 1 August, the new service provides a range of equipment to help people live independently, offering loans to people for as long they need them. The service will also include delivery and fitting, servicing, collection, and recycling.
Following a competitive tender process, Medequip were awarded the five-year contract to provide the Community Equipment and Wheelchair Service for adults, children, and young people in Somerset.
Medequip are working with AJM Healthcare, who will manage the Wheelchair and Ceiling Track Hoist Services.
Find out more about this new service, including how to get a referral by visiting: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/equipment-to-help-you/