Disabled people - specialist equipment
also known as: Aids and adaptations, Equipment, Joint Equipment Loan Service.
Specialist equipment to meet both social and health needs of ill and disabled people
Equipment to help with disability or illness
We provide equipment to meet both social
and health needs through our Community Equipment
Service. This service delivers over 38,000 pieces of
community equipment to people in Northumberland each year.
The stores/delivery arm of this service is known as JELS (the Joint
Equipment Loan Service).
The equipment we provide is loaned. It
should be returned to the service when it is no longer
required. There is no charge for the use of this service.
The main purpose of the service is to provide
equipment to allow people to live as independently as possible in
their own home. Equipment can protect people from accidents,
assist them with the tasks of daily life, and make it easier to
provide care for them. It can also help people to move back
home from hospital.
A variety of health and social care
professionals can arrange equipment from JELS. If you are not
already in contact with a professional who can advise you, please
contact our care management service.
If you need to contact the Community Equipment Stores
directly, you can do this by ringing (01670) 730
Click here to go to our information sheet page which includes a
sheet about equipment.
Adult Social Care - Contact Us:
Telephone: 01670 536 400
Email address: Socialcare@northumbria.nhs.uk