Equipment to aid daily living
The Norfolk Coastal Centre
The Norfolk Coastal Centre for independent life in Gorleston is a demonstration centre where you can go and find out about equipment that can help you. Please ring first for an appointment, or they may be able to give you telephone advice. The centre is a partnership between the Red Cross, Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group.
For more information go to: www.norfolkcoastalcentre.co.uk or call: 01493 663626.
British Red Cross Medical Loan Scheme
Provides short-term wheelchair loan.
Tel: 01603 253403
Tel: 01493 663626
Loans manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters to people with limited mobility so they can shop and use leisure and commercial facilities.
Tel: 01603 753350
Tel: 01553 770310
Provides short-term wheelchair loan and long-term scooter hire.
Tel: 01603 784777
Buying a wheelchair privately is an alternative option.
What can I do if I need urgent help?
Norfolk Swift Response is a 24-hour service that provides help, support and reassurance if you have an urgent, sudden need at home, but don’t need the emergency services.
For example, if your partner or carer is suddenly admitted to hospital, the Swift Response team can assist you with getting up and washing and dressing. Or, if you have a fall but are not injured, the team can bring special lifting equipment to assist you.
Norfolk Swift Response is a free service for people living in Norfolk over the age of 18.
To contact Norfolk Swift Response, call: 0344 800 8020 and select option 1. The service is for people who are in danger or are unable to remain at home without immediate help.