Equipment and adaptations

You may be entitled to help with equipment or adaptations for your home if you:

• are elderly;
• have a disability;
• have a long term illness which causes you to have difficulties coping with daily living tasks; or
• are assessed as having eligible needs.

If you meet any of these criteria you, your carer or a friend can contact Community Occupational Therapy to arrange a convenient time for someone to visit you to talk about
what you need.

Referrals can be made through the Northamptonshire County Council internet site at any time of the day or night seven days a week: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/cot.

There is an easy to use online form that will go directly to the Access Team at Olympus Care Services. They will contact you by phone to discuss your needs and arrange an appointment for someone to visit if you are eligible for assistance.

How do I get my equipment?

Once you have been assessed by a professional, the equipment service will call and make an appointment with you to deliver and fit the equipment.

If you wish to return a piece of equipment or have it repaired, please call 0845 894 0650.

You may also contact the referral line on 01604 366000 Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

Please note that if you live in the Boroughs of Kettering or Northampton, and require a new or replacement lift, then you need to contact the following and not Community Occupational Therapy:

• Kettering Borough Council
(Private Sector Housing department)
Tel: 01536 535617/01536 410333

• Northampton Borough Council –
(Housing Solutions department)
Tel: 0300 330 7000