Contacts for disabled people's adaptations and equipment

Access and Response Team (Camden Council Adult Social Care Directorate)

Address
London Borough of Camden 7th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/adultsocialcare
Phone
020 7974 4000 (Access and Support Team), out of hours phone: 020 7974 4444
Fax
020 7974 5822
Details

Initial access point for the Adult Social Care Service, including Occupational Therapy, Sensory Needs and Older Peoples Outreach. Works with older people and vulnerable adults aged 18+. Appointments may be necessary to see a specialist worker.

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Bromfield Educational Foundation

Address
5 St Andrew Street London EC4A 3AB
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.standrewholborn.org.uk
Phone
020 7583 7394
Fax
020 7583 3488
Details

Charitable trust offering supplementary educational grants to people under 25 who have lived for two years or more in the area or have an association with the area bordered by Guilford Street, Southampton Row, High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Breams Buildings, Stonecutter Street, Farringdon Road, Herbal Hill, Warner Street and Gough Street (the old parish of St Andrew). Offers grants of up to £500 (either as one-off or termly awards) for clothing, books or equipment (not including fees). Termly grants are given for disabled children. Grants can also be considered for projects offering arts, sports, after school activities in the catchment area.

Location
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Camden Advisory Service for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children and Young People (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 5 Pancras Square c/o Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7974 6602
Fax
020 7974 6501
Details

The Camden Advisory Service for Deaf Children and Young People is a team of specially qualified Teachers of the Deaf.

We are part of the Camden Sensory Advisory Service. The Camden Advisory Service for Deaf Children and Young People supports the inclusion of children and young people diagnosed with hearing needs from birth to 25 years.

The team works with children, young people and their families at home, in early years settings, mainstream schools, FE settings, special education settings and hospitals.

We aim to help families and schools understand the impact of sensory needs on learning and to raise the educational standards and achievements of children and young people with hearing needs. The service provides advice, training and support on all aspects of deaf awareness, audiology, equipment, language and communication development, learning, social / emotional well-being, post-16 studies and support through each transition stage.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
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Camden Integrated Community Equipment Service (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7974 6699
Details

Provides equipment to sensory impaired, disabled adults and children to enable them to maintain their independence in the community.

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Careline Telecare (Camden Council)

Address
Ludham Lismore Circus London NW5 4SE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
camden.gov.uk/careline
Phone
020 7974 1491 (option 4)
Details

24-hour telephone-based community alarm service for Camden residents who want to live independently at home. It is particularly useful for people who are immobile or unsteady on their feet, returning home from hospital, living alone with memory problems, victims of domestic violence or living with long-term health conditions. Two levels of service are available: Silver service (alarm monitoring): £4.72 a week and Gold service (full emergency call-out): £5.72 a week. Additional sensors and equipment may be available depending on your needs.

Open
24 hours.
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Children's Occupational Therapy

Address
MOSAIC Kentish Town Health Centre 2 Bartholomew Road London NW5 2BX
Phone
020 3317 2200
Details

Provides assessment and both direct therapy and an advisory service where needed to children from birth - 19 years old. The purpose of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to help children achieve or maintain their maximum level of independence and to develop practical life skills so that, irrespective of any special needs, they can participate to their full potential in the home or classroom environment. The service works in partnership with the child’s family and teachers. Provides assessments in the following areas:

  • Motor skills and co-ordination – for example throwing a ball, riding a bike, using PE equipment in school
  • Self-care and functional skills such as feeding, dressing or toileting and the need for special seating
  • Fine motor skills particularly in relation to functional tasks such as handwriting, using a knife or fork, use of scissors etc.

They will assess and arrange for the provision of special equipment for school and home such as special seating for those with postural needs, and equipment needed for activities of daily living such as bath and toilet aids. They also carry out developmental and neurological assessment for babies and young children. As Occupational Therapy focuses on enhancing a child’s ability to perform everyday activities and to participate in different environments, Occupational Therapy should result in increased functional skills which will improve quality of life, independence, self-esteem, learning and achievement for the child, young person and their family. Some children will be offered intervention in short blocks whereas others may need ongoing services over a longer period of time. Camden maintained primary schools have a named Occupational Therapist who provides ongoing support to the school through education and training programmes, implementing whole school working together with advice and consultation, as well as individual therapy when needed.

Location
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Disabled Living Foundation

Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.dlf.org.uk/
Phone
020 7289 6111 (Switchboard - Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), 0845 130 9177 (Disability Equipment), 0845 470 7272 (AskSARA Helpline)
Details

National charity offering advice about all types of equipment for older and disabled people, their carers and families. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).

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Origin Housing Home Improvement Services

Address
8 Nora Leverton Court Randolph Street London NW1 0TS
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.originhousing.org.uk
Phone
020 7284 5450
Fax
020 7284 5491
Details

Offers older (over 60) and disabled (of any age) private tenants, home owners, housing associations advice and support on: Adaptation and Improvements, Housing Repairs, including surveying support and benefit information.  Advise clients on what funding is available. 

We also offer handyperson services to over 65, have a chronic illness, have a disability or a sensory impairment, prone to falling or a high risk of falling, have a learnng disability, have a mental health condition or provide unpaid care to an another adult. The charge for this service is dependant on whether you are receipt of a means tested benefit.

The service is able to carry out small repairs that are the responsibility of the tenant/home owner.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
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Private Sector Housing Team (Camden Council)

Address
London Borough of Camden 8th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Judd Street London WC1H 9JE
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/privatesectorhousing
Phone
020 7974 4444 (Contact Camden Call Centre)
Fax
020 7974 6707
Details

Deals with disrepair and improving conditions in privately rented homes. Clients include housing association tenants, private landlords, private tenants and, in some cases, homeowners. Administer a wide variety of grants for homeowners, private tenants and private landlords for adaptations for people with disabilities; repairs; energy efficiency (central heating, insulation, draught proofing); fire safety in shared housing; security; installing kitchens and bathrooms and bringing empty properties into residential use.

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Ricability

Address
Unit GO3 The Wenlock 50-52, Wharf Road London N1 7EU
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.ricability.org.uk
Phone
020 7427 2460
Fax
020 7427 2468
Details
Independent research charity providing unbiased consumer information for disabled and older people. Offers free reports including those on: driving for disabled people, car adaptations, central heating controls, community alarms, digital TV, telephones and phone services. Information is also available in braille, large print, audio CD/tape and online at the websites listed above. Digital tv website includes product tests of indoor aerials, set-top boxes, digital tv and recorders.
Location
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Royal National Institute of Blind People

Address
105 Judd Street London WC1H 9NE
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.rnib.org.uk
Phone
0303 123 9999 (Helpline), 020 7391 2356 (Resource Centre)
Fax
020 7388 2034
Details

Helpline provides practical and emotional support for anyone affected by sight loss. We provide practical and emotional support to help you live independently. Whether you need help with technology, ways to continue reading, benefits advice or advice on staying in work, give us a call to find out how RNIB can make your life easier.

Location
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Scootability (Camden Council)

Address
PO Box 64175 London WC1A 9BY
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.camden.gov.uk/scootability
Phone
020 7974 6435, 020 7974 2419
Fax
020 7974 5540
Details
Offers the loan of Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) and Powerchairs for 1 to 4 days. The vehicles are delivered to the client's home and collected at the end of the loan period. Training is provided and minor home adaptations are carried out in order to enable members to store the vehicles in their home. The PMVs are also available for loan on a daily basis from the Charlie Ratchford Centre and the Third Age Project.
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Solemates

Address
46 Gordon Road London E4 6BU
Phone
020 8524 2423
Details

Voluntary organisation for people with different sized feet, or with only one foot. Attempts to provide a partnering service by finding someone with opposite shoe size requirements. Can supply information on manufacturers and suppliers of odd sized footwear and single footwear. Send stamped addressed envelope with written enquiries for reply.

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