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Equipment to live at home

The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) are a joint team led by Walsall Healthcare NHS. They loan equipment to help you to do everyday tasks safely. This can be for long or short term use.

Get an assessment

You need to get assessed before you can get equipment from ICES. An occupational therapist, social worker or health care worker will carry out your assessment. The assessment is a conversation with you about the help you might need.

Contact us to arrange an assessment.

What kind of equipment do we offer?

The equipment available to you includes:

  • bath seats
  • hospital beds
  • walking sticks
  • pressure-relieving equipment (accessible only via the Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist)
  • commodes
  • minor adaptations (grab rails, stair rails, ramps, key safes)
  • hoists
  • long-term wheelchairs (only available via referral from your GP)

We cannot sell you any equipment. If you would like to buy any items, we can put you in touch with local organisations that sell equipment.

You can also visit our Virtual House interactive tour where you can see examples of equipment that can help you with making every day tasks around the home easier. Some of the equipment can be borrowed from us. Details of where you can purchase other items of equipment are included in the tour.

You may be eligible for help to make adjustments to your home. Find out more about disabled facilities grants (DFGs).

Returning equipment

If you do not need the equipment any more, you should return it as soon as possible. We can collect it from you if you wish. You must not give or loan the equipment to any other person.

ICES process, decontaminate and recycle any equipment fit for reuse. This helps the community and environment.

Issues with equipment

ICES can repair or adapt equipment. Contact them to report any defects or problems, or if you need to make a complaint.Visit the Integrated Community Equipment Service's website.