Alarms, adaptations and equipment
If you have a disability and are having difficulty managing everyday activities at home, the right equipment, or some adaptations to your home can help.
You may be able to get some help from us, or you could contact other organisations yourself. You can buy, borrow or be given equipment depending on your circumstances.
You must live permanently in Sandwell to get help from us, but it doesn't matter if you own your home, or if you rent it.
How to apply
Contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0121 569 2266.
If you prefer, you can make your own arrangements and:
- search our Information Point directory of care and community organisations, which has a section on equipment to find equipment suppliers and organisations.
- contact Community Alarms.
- contact West Midlands Fire Service for advice about 'Safe and Well' visits which are targeted at vulnerable members of society including those with disabilities.
You can also talk to a health or social care professional, such as your doctor, or hospital staff. If you need equipment for medical reasons, they may provide it.
What happens when you contact us?
We will talk to you about your situation and assess your needs to find out what would help. Depending on your circumstances, we may refer you to:
- our Telecare service for electronic equipment, such as sensors and alarms
- our Equipment and Adaptation Service to assess you for equipment and adaptations to your home
- specialist services that provide equipment and support for people with sight or hearing loss
- the Independent Living Centre (Ideal for All)
- services listed in our directory of care and community organisations.
If we think you may qualify for more help with your care and support, we will arrange for a more detailed assessment of your care and support needs. This applies to over 18s and there is a different process to request an assessment for a disabled child or young person.