Disabled people - specialist equipment

This pages gives you information about specialist equipment to meet both social and health needs of ill and disabled people.

We provide equipment to meet both social and health needs through our community equipment service.

This service delivers more than 58,000 pieces of community equipment to people in Northumberland each year. The stores/delivery arm of this service is known as JELS (Joint Equipment Loan Service).

The equipment we provide is loaned and 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 730595, or you can use one of the alternative contact methods listed on the page for OneCall, our single point of access for health and care services.