For professionals

The NHS Occupational Therapists at the ILC. provide an equipment specialist resource for people in Devon who want solutions to maintain their independence, safety and mobility. The service is also for carers and any Devon staff who need advice and information. The service is free and no referral is needed. We are funded by Devon County Council and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

  • ILC equipment specialist OTs can discuss equipment conundrums and can join Devon staff on joint visits when required, to identify complex equipment solutions.
  • Staff can signpost service users to contact us themselves for equipment advice and information and to book an appointment to be assessed at our equipment demonstration centre. Our team can advise them on equipment  provision from statutory services and give buying guidance to people who need or choose to purchase equipment solutions.

Equipment training

We run a diverse programme of training for Devon staff to enhance practice and ensure equipment provision is effective and timely.

Equipment innovations

We regularly review new equipment and share this news through our social media sites and by inviting companies to demonstrate new innovations. Devon staff are welcome to call in during these demonstrations to see the products. Phone 01392 380181 to find out the next event dates and times. Let us know if there is a company or product that you would like us to bring to the centre for you to view.

Advice and Reference for Devon Staff

These guidance notes are for Devon NHS and Devon County teams to use as reference. For further information please contact our ILC Occupational Therapy team.

Seating, Beds and Tissue Viability

News and reviews from the OT Show 2018

The Independent Living Centre Occupational Therapists and Devon’s expert moving and handling OT attended the OT show 2018- see below links for news and equipment highlights from the event.