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Independent Living Centre


Information for Service Users

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.

Contact Information  new website address is devon:cc/ilc

Map & Directions

Map to Independent Living Centre

Written directions to Independent Living Centre

Who are we?

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.

What do we do?

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.


ILC 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 from Satori, 3 wheeled but with balance wheels to give it manoevrability and stability

Lift walker' from NRS, to assist with sit to stand and independent walking,

Suregrip Furnitire Raisers for unusaual shaped furniture legs

Flexyfoot Walking Stick for comfort and stability

ErgoPrimo-  A brand new reverse walker, with kerb climbing feature

Uniflow Straws with non-return valve

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

Training Calendar for Prescribers

Independent Living Centre Training

please check at our website regularly for updated information

Equipment Workshops in your area

- for Devon Equipment Prescribers. Please contact us on 01392 380181 or email   if you would like us to provide an equipment workshop at your staff meeting.

ILC Course Brochure June - December 2014 (266KB - pdf help)

Contact Workforce Development by email  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

Please can staff attending training at the ILC look at the  written directions and map showing where to park

Map to Independent Living Centre

Written directions to Independent Living Centre


our next innovations event will be held on 2nd October, venue to be confirmed. Please check our website devon:cc/ilc  regularly for details

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