Equipment Directory

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:

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

Let us know if you have found somebody else useful who you think should go on this list!

You can download a copy of the Equipment Directory here.

Pembrokeshire Charities

 

Red Cross (Pembroke Dock)

LOAN

Wheelchairs, commodes

Foundry House Community Centre, Pembroke SA71 4DR

Phone: 01646 621 639 from 11-1 Mondays and Fridays summertime.

All other times phone Vera John at home: 01646 684 762.

Wheelchairs and commodes loaned on a short term basis for people with a disability or illness. There is no charge but they are always grateful for donations.

 

Pembrokeshire Age Concern (Website)

SALE

Bath lifts, equipment checks, triwheeled walkers, riser recliner chairs

37 Merlins Hill, Haverfordwest, SA61 1PE

01437 769 207

Pembrokeshire Age Concern have a private purchase scheme where people can buy bath lifts, and pay an annual fee for a twice yearly equipment inspection. There are miscellaneous sales of triwheeled walkers and riser recliner chairs (these tip forward as well as backward to assist in standing up).

 

Pembrokeshire Access Group (Website)

HIRE

Beach wheelchairs

01834 813672

The Pembrokeshire Access Group hires out beach wheelchairs. You do not have to meet any conditions or be known to them - to arrange a hire, please call the telephone number above. They keep the beach wheelchairs distributed around Pembrokeshire, including at PIPPA's premises. You can view a list of locations here.

 

Paul Sartori Foundation (Website)

LOAN

Bed tables, bed rail bumpers, bed cradles, bed pans

Back rests

Bath boards, bath hoists, bath chairs

Catheter stands

Chairs (riser recliner or high back), perching chairs, perching stools

Commodes, padded toilet seats, toilet frames, toilet raisers

Handling belts

Infusion stand

Inflatable hair washing device

Lap trays

Listening monitors

Pressure relieving cushions

Pressure relieving mattresses, profiling beds

Raiser blocks for furniture

Ramps

Rollator frames

Shower stool, shower chairs

Turntables

Urine bottles

Walking frames

Wheelchairs

31 Haven Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1DU

Tel: (01437) 763223, Fax: (01437) 765755, email: enquiries@paulsartori.wales.org

The Paul Sartori Foundation works with the terminally ill. They usually only loan equipment to existing recipients of their care, or those they know are in need. They ask you first to contact SHAPES (see "A note on long term hire", below) to request the items you need, and try to fill in if these items are unavailable.

As these items are in high demand, the above list changes all the time and all loans should be regarded as short term. If your item is small enough, they ask that you or someone you know comes to Paul Sartori between 9:30 and 4:00 Monday to Friday to collect it.

With businesses and national organisations, there is too much equipment to list. We will try to summarise, but you will have to search their websites! There is generally a button or box to do this.

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)