Community equipment scheme

Barnet’s Community Equipment Service offers choice, flexibility and ease of access to aids for daily living which can help with daily activities such as bathing, walking, toileting and personal care.  The support can range from simple aids to more complex equipment.

The equipment and adaptation service is provided to people of all ages who live within the London Borough of Barnet.  It is specifically for people with health or social care needs, or for those with health needs who reside outside of Barnet boundaries, but who are registered with an NHS Barnet GP.

Our current equipment and adaption provider is Millbrook Healthcare.

Equipment ranges from relatively simple items, such as crutches and frames to aid mobility, to complex equipment like beds, hoists and pressure care equipment.

As the equipment is provided by the London Borough of Barnet or the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), to find out whether you are eligible, you will need to be assessed by a local therapist or clinician.

Once you’ve been assessed, and equipment has been prescribed for you, delivery of equipment will be arranged.

For more information on how to access this service, contact mash@barnet.gov.uk.

Wheelchair passport scheme

Barnet also offers a wheelchair passport scheme for all children who use a wheelchair and use SEN home to school transport.

Other sources of information

Aids, equipment and adaptations: A guide for families in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has information on how to get equipment you may be legally entitled to, and where to go for further advice.