If you are experiencing some form of disability as a result of your cancer or its treatment you may find the following information about disability equipment useful.
Occupational therapy and social care services assessments
If you are a hospital inpatient you may be seen by an occupational therapist (OT) before you are discharged. The OT will assess you to find out if you need any special equipment or living aids to help you maintain your independence or improve your quality of life.
If you wish to see an occupational therapist please ask a member of staff.
If you are not an inpatient you may wish to contact your local social care services department and ask them to do a care assessment to assess your needs.
You can contact the Social Care Services Department through the local office listed below.
0116 454 1004
0116 305 0004
Sources of disability equipment
British Red Cross
Provides short-term wheelchairs.
Phone: 0300 456 1914
Hire a wheelchair
Loros- wheelchair fact sheet
Loros- Stairlifts fact sheet
Loros- Choosing an arm chair fact sheet
British Red Cross Assisted Daily Living Products online Sells a wide range of independent living equipment.
Age UK - Disability equipment and home adaptations
Gov.UK - Disabled facilities grants
careco.co.uk/leicester-Disability equipment and home adaptations
Living made easy - includes information about aids to daily living
Cancer Information Centre
For details of local shopmobility schemes, charitable organisations that provide or loan equipment and more information about disability equipment please contact our Cancer Information Centre
This page last reviewed 19/06/2023