Welcome to E-Quip-U, our directory of other mobility equipment providers in Pembrokeshire. If we don’t have the equipment you require, you may find it here.

There are three ways to get hold of mobility equipment: from a business, from a charity, or from a government organisation including Social Services.

This directory will highlight whether the equipment is loaned, hired, or sold.

PIPPA is not responsible for the content of external websites and cannot guarantee the availability of the equipment listed by other parties.

Index:

  • Local Businesses
  • National Businesses
  • National Charities
  • A note on long term hire

 

Local businesses

Snowdrop Care and Mobility Ltd (Website)

SALE

Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1ET

Tel. 01437 768383

Email: via contact page

Snowdrop Care and Mobility is a large business in West Wales. They sell a very large range of equipment including mobility aids, personal care including bed and chair, toilet and bathing, dining, specialist shoes and other comfortable items, and adaptations to your home. (Their other branches are in Swansea and Aberystwyth.)

National businesses

The Tunstall Group (Website)

SALE

Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd, Whitley Lodge, Whitley Bridge, Yorkshire DN14 0HR
Tel. 01977 661234 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Email: enquiries@tunstall.co.uk

The Tunstall Group manufactures telecare products (which allow monitoring of emergencies) and telehealth (care regarding long term health problems). They also sell home safety products.

Counsel and Care (Website)

SALE

Counsel and Care Store, PO Box 3397, Barnet, Herts EN5 9DJ

Tel. None; you are required to fill out a contact page. They can telephone you back.

Email: info@counselandcarestore.co.uk

Products for the home, such as kitchen, bathroom, walking, sleeping, etc. Designed for older people and their carers. They run an Advice Service and have joined forces with Contact4Me to provide specialist mobility equipment.

Mobility Store (Website)

SALE

Unit 1 Armstrong Court, Armstrong Way, Yate, Bristol BS37 5NG

Tel. 0800 3894034

Email: via contact page

A mainly online national mobility store, part of IRM Mobility & Healthcare LTD. Mobility and walking, bath and toilet aids, commodes, moving and handling, specialist seating and home care.

DoAbility (Website)

SALE, HIRE (occasional)

42 West Park Ave, Leeds, LS8 2EB

Tel. 0870 4020646 or 0113 3792038

Email: info@doability.co.uk

National retailer of various manufacturers’ products for house and home, especially walking, bedroom and bathroom. Besides individuals, they also cater for nursing homes, hospitals, special schools etc. They can send items for sale abroad if necessary.

National Charities

Disability Living Foundation (Website)

Information and advice (no products)

Disabled Living Foundation, 380-384 Harrow Road, London W9 2HU

Tel. Switchboard: 020 7289 6111 (9-5, Mon-Fri) Helpline: 0845 130 9177 (10-4, Mon-Fri)

Email: info@dlf.org.uk

The DLF is a national charity providing advice and information about mobility equipment. They offer training courses for informal and professional carers on how to use it.

NB: the DLF has no offices in Wales so you will only be able to have a telephone conversation.

Motability (Website)

LEASE DEPENDING ON ELIGIBILITY

Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB

08456 456 4566

Email: via contact page

Motability leases adapted cars, scooters or other mobility equipment in exchange for the government mobility allowance. It is available to anyone who will be receiving High Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners’ Mobility Support for the next 12 months. The lease includes breakdown cover, insurance, servicing etc. They raise funds to give financial support to those who cannot otherwise afford this equipment.

More charities, businesses and government organisations coming next!

Can you recommend any?

 

A note on long term hire

If you need to hire equipment for the long term, we will do our best to help and there may be discretionary discounts available. However, it can still get expensive, so we recommend finding out if you are entitled to free equipment.

To get free equipment you will usually need an assessment by Social Services. You can find out more about the assessments and services provided by the Council at the following pages:

Once you have had an assessment, you are eligible to receive equipment from SHAPES and the Paul Sartori Foundation.

SHAPES stands for Social Health Alliance Pembrokeshire Equipment Service. It is run by the NHS, Social Services, and the voluntary sector. You need an assessment to qualify for equipment from Shapes and also usually for the Paul Sartori Foundation. This can be done in hospital if you are there, and otherwise you will be visited by a professional at home. If you think you need an assessment, please contact the Council or the district nurse at your GP surgery.

Download the SHAPES leaflet (will open a download window)