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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS from 1st July 2014 is
- Contact Details
- Map & Directions
- Who are we?
- What we do
- Information for Service Users
- New Equipment In our centre
- Information for Staff
- Training Calendar for Prescribers
The Independent Living Centre is based in Newton Abbot, where our NHS and Devon County Council funded service help people from all over Devon to find solutions to maintain independence and safety in the home.
Our premises in Devon House, Newton Abbot, is ideally located for visitors from all over the county to come and try our our display of equipment.
Call 01392 380181 to make an appointment to find out more about how our service can help you.
The Independent Living Centre (ILC) offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon who is looking for equipment to enhance their independence. The Centre does not sell equipment but has a large range of equipment on display for you to try. Our range covers all aspects of life including; mobility, personal care, clothing, bathing, cooking, seating and beds.
Come and visit us at our centre and talk to our friendly approchable staff
You can telephone, email or write to make an appointment for an assessment at the Centre from Monday to Friday or call in on a Wednesday morning for a look around.
We can help to identify the right equipment for you, tell you how much it should cost and can look into grants or other sources of funding when purchasing equipment. We keep up to date information on equipment from all local and national suppliers.
Our occupational therapists can assess your needs and demonstrate a large range of equipment for daily living and mobility, displayed in realistic settings, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room.
Can't find clothes to fit? Need help with getting around or keeping in touch? We can help.
We provide information handouts known as Before you Buy to help you make informed choices when buying equipment.
NewsletterILC Spring Newsletter 2014 (200KB - pdf help)
New equipment on Display in Centre
The Independent Living Centre has some exciting new equipment on display - please contact us for more information Tel 01392 380181
- Supa Scoota
- Lift Walker
- Suregrip Furniture Raisers
- Flexyfoot Walking Stick
- Uniflow Straws
- Sturdy Straw
The SturdyStraw is an innovative hands free bendable drinking straw which can be fixed onto a worktop, tables, wheelchairs and can be shaped and fixed into any position for drinking
Let us know if you have seen any new products that you would like to see in Devon.
call us on 01392 380181 if you would like an equipment update for you team
Information for Staff
Independent Living Centre Training
please check at our website regularly for updated information
- for Devon Equipment Prescribers. Please contact us on 01392 380181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to provide an equipment workshop at your staff meeting.
Contact Workforce Development by email ndht.NDLearningsupport@nhs.net or call 01237 420261 to book a place"
Training events are organised for staff in the Independent Living Centre and around the County,
Booking: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust staff can now book their place(s) on STAR via the link on the front page of BOB. They are in the Clinical Prospectus.
For all other staff ie :RD&E, Southern Devon, Torbay and Adult & Community staff please, contact Workforce Development Tel: 01237420261 between 10:00 - 16:00 or email ndht.NDLearningsupport@nhs.net
Please can staff attending training at the ILC look at the written directions and map showing where to park