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Disability Cornwall
Independent Living

Picture: A young man self-propels his wheelchair up a ramp and away from the camera

 

 

We can only achieve independent living when we have full choice and control over our own lives.

 

 

 

There is an extensive range of equipment and assistive technology which can greatly help us increase and maintain our independence.

 

Our DIAL service can assist you to source any equipment needs you may have.

 

 

Alternatively you may find the following useful:

 

 

AskSARA

 

AskSARA is a tool produced by the Independent Living foundation, to assist anyone who finds that they have difficulties with everyday tasks.

 

AskSARA works in three easy steps:

 

  • You choose a topic relating to your health, your home or daily living activities

  • You are asked some questions

  • You are given advice and product suggestions through a personalised report

 

 www.cornwall.gov.uk/asksara

 

 

 CM

Equipment for the Physically Challenged (EPC) was established in 1989 by Peter Norfolk OBE and continues to be a a family-run business based in Farnborough, Hampshire.

 

Supported by loyal experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team, they pride themselves on sourcing good quality products at reasonable prices, and aim to supply their customers with friendly, expert knowledge and excellent service.

 

  • Free assessment - Technical advice.

  • Lightweight daily wheelchair, sports chairs and Handcycles.

  • Repairs and servicing of wheelchairs, powerchairs and scooters

  • Spares such as tyres, inner tubes, casters, wheels, batteries

  • Extensive home care products, Grab rails, cushions, seating options and home help products.

 

 01252 547939

 www.epc-wheelchairs.co.uk/

 

 

 CM

 

The Cornwall Mobility Centre, a registered charity, provides a range of specialist services and equipment for people throughout the South West Peninsula to help with independent mobility.

 

The largest most dynamic Mobility Centre with the biggest range of services within the UK Forum of Mobility Centres, to which the Centre is fully accredited, we believe it was the first purpose built mobility centre of it's type in Europe. The services offered encompass assessments, information and advice for paediatric mobility and transportation, daily living equipment, driving and wheelchairs, all of which are carried out by professional staff.

 

Our engineering services fit adaptations to vehicles in line with recommendations from assessments, and repair all types of mobility/rehab equipment.

 

 01872 254920

 www.cornwallmobilitycentre.co.uk

 

disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly is proudly funded and supported by

 

rank LLODYS the duchy Health Charity
nhs claretr 100x100_cornwall_council HenrySmith Independent Support Funded by Comic Relief
Cabinet_Office

 

And honours the legacy of the Cornwall Disabled Association

 

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