Community Equipment

How We Can Help:

Community Equipment Services supplies and fits equipment and minor adaptations to help children and adults with disabilities to live safely and independently at home.

The service is a jointly funded partnership between Sunderland City Council and the Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group. Equipment is free of charge and provided on a long-term loan basis following an assessment from a nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Physiotherapist. If you want advice about buying your own equipment, the service can put you in touch with an Occupational Therapist who can help.

The service repairs, services, maintains and replaces equipment. The professional who assesses your needs will tell you when your equipment is being delivered.

When we deliver your equipment, we will show you how to use it safely. When you no longer need your equipment, you can bring it back to us or we can come and collect it from you.

If you would like to return your Community equipment to us at the Independent Living Centre at Leechmere Industrial Estate, then fill out an appointment form here and drop the equipment off to us.

Let us know what you are returning, and we will wait for you to visit.

Different Ways To Get In Touch:

Our lines are open Monday – Friday 9am – 4.45pm.

Call us on 0191 561 4333 or email us at

  • To change the day of your delivery or the servicing of your equipment
  • To discuss equipment you would like to buy yourself

Call us on 0191 520 5552

  • To tell us your equipment has broken down
  • To return your equipment

In the event that you experience a problem with the following items of equipment out of hours, call us on 0191 520 5552

  • To tell us your equipment has broken down
  • To return your equipment

Need help with anything else?

Visit our contact page to speak to the correct team or submit your enquiry online.