Adaptations, equipment and alarms
There are various types of equipment to help you get on with everyday tasks. Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames and grab rails are available to purchase in a range of stores and pharmacies.
You can even do your own assessment to find the right equipment you need at AskSARA.
Equipment to live safely and independently
Telecare is the equipment to enable someone to live safely and independently in their community with a 24/7 remote monitoring service.
Telecare equipment includes:
- pendant alarms
- community alarms (eg pull–cord alarms, which allow you to call for help or alert a call centre automatically if you have a fall at any time of the day or night)
- home sensors (eg gas sensors).
Harrow helpline alarm
The Harrow helpline alarm is a 24 hour service that provides security that is available in Brent.
The service is for anyone who feels unsafe in their home because they:
- are old, frail, disabled, ill or live alone
- has been a victim of a crime
- is afraid of being burgled
How the service works
The Harrow helpline alarm service works through an alarm unit connected to the telephone. To call for help, you can press the:
- button on the alarm
- pendant worn around your neck or wrist
- button at your front doors
Harrow Careline Details
Telephone: 020 8861 3242
Reporting a fault or issue with the equipment
If you have an issue or fault with an existing telecare equipment please contact:
Millbrooke Healthcare Barnet & Brent – Community Equipment Service
Unit 4, McNicol Drive
Telephone: 0330 124 4493
List of occupational therapy equipment retailers
The following retailers supply equipment to Brent.
|Name||Address||Contact number||Do they deliver?||Do they fit the equipment?|
|A and A Traders||52 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1SL||020 8994 1333||Yes||Yes|
|Bliss Chemist||50-56 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7SX||020 7624 8000||Yes||Yes|
|Brayscale Pharmacy||509 Pinner Road, North Harrow HA2 6EH||020 8863 1554||Yes||No|
|Carters Chemist||524-526 High Road, Wembley HA9 7BS||020 8903 4222||Yes||Yes|
|Chana Chemist||138 Hight Road, Willesden Green NW10 2PJ||020 8459 0283||Yes||Yes|
|CK Pharmacy||820 Harrow Road, Wembley HA0 3EL||020 8904 2305||Yes||Yes|
|Craig Thomson Chemist||70-72 Walm Lane||020 8459 0833||Yes||Yes|
|Daily Mobility||299 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 5ED||020 8952 6698||Yes||Yes|
|Fairview Pharmacy||295 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 5ED||020 8951 0542||Yes||No|
|Hyperchem Pharmacy||34 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6NL||020 7328 9158||Yes||No|
|Kubri Chemist||511 Kingsbury Road, Kinsbury NW9 9EG||020 8204 8731||Yes||No|
|London Mobility Warehouse||333 Western Avenue, London W3 0RS||020 8752 3080||Yes||Yes|
|Manage at Home Ltd||Holmfield, Halifax HX2 9TN||0800 910 1864||Yes||No|
|Medequip||Unit 1, Aquarius Business Park, Priestly Way, Staples Corner NW2 7AN||020 8438 2920||Yes||Yes|
|Millbrook Healthcare Ltd||Barnsley S74 9NW||0845 051 0015||Yes||No|
|Mobility World Ltd||78-80 Station Road, Harrow HA1 2RX||0843 208 4444||Yes||Yes|
|Mullin and Sons Ltd||156 South Ealing Road, Ealing W5 4QL||020 8232 8745||Yes||Yes|
|Peace Pharmacy 14||The Broadway, Wembley HA9 8JU||020 8904 2071||Yes||No|
|Rushton Pharmacy||275-277 Preston Road, Harrow HA3 0PS||020 8904 6145||Yes||No|
|S and S Pharmacy||40 Harrow Road, Wembley HA9 6PG||020 8902 1328||Yes||No|
Unwanted NHS and social care equipment
We have a range of grants, products and services to help with adaptations, facilities, getting people out of hospital more quickly and small jobs.
If you are a social care or health professional and feel that one of your clients would benefit from our suite of products, please complete the referral formand we will make an assessment about what is suitable for your client.
For more information please contact Private Housing Services.
Please note we can only accept referrals from health and social care professionals.