A person’s home represents comfort and independence. For most elderly people it is important to stay living at home for as long as possible. Some steps need to be taken to ensure home living is safe. This is important for both your elderly relative’s well being, and to ease your role and peace of mind as a carer.
This page will guide you through Surrey services available for safer independent living:
- Mobility Stores across Surrey
- Assistive Technology in Surrey
- Free Surrey Fire & Rescue Service Home Safety Visits
Mobility Stores Across Surrey for Daily Living Aids
Across Surrey there is an extensive provision of mobility equipment and living aids. Many stores provide a free survey and quote service, and installation after purchase.
Large range of mobility and assisted living solutions for all around the home including dressing aids and bathing hoists. Wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking aids are also available for hire.
The store has easy access and free parking, and some equipment is available to buy online.
Telephone: 01372 450667
Address: 6 Beckley Parade, Leatherhead Road, Great Bookham, KT23 4RQ
Ascendit survey an area in the home where a lift is needed, offer a quotation and install the lift as part of the service. They have a range of lifts available: stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, ceiling track hoists and rental lifts. Engineers at Ascendit also provide maintenance to installations in place.
Telephone: 01293 785185
Address: 4C – 4D Gatwick Metro Centre, Balcombe Road, Horley, RH6 9GA
Huge stock of equipment designed to make life easier: walking aids, wheelchairs, powerchairs, scooters, ramping, stair lifts, bedroom and bathroom equipment, incontinence help and footwear.
Clearwell Mobility have two showrooms in Surrey: Staines and Woking. Free customer parking is available at both along with demonstration equipment, a scooter test track and disabled toilets.
Telephone: 01784 440 044
Address: 11-17 Kingston Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4QX
Telephone: 01483 767 733
Address: 105-107 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6LJ
Dolphin Mobility Ltd
A large, affordable supplier and installer of lifts across Surrey. A variety of lifts are available: stair lifts, home lifts, pool lifts and hoists. Dolphin mobility also offer working order second hand lifts for a much reduced price.
Telephone: 01276 856060
Address: Dolphin Mobility, 37 Chertsey Road, Chobham, GU24 8PD
Lifelong Healthcare Ltd
Great value for money mobility aid supplier. Lifelong Healthcare have a wide range of experience with all equipment and comfort needs including nursing care, and staff are on hand to offer advice in store. They also have wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking aids for hire.
A stair lift specialist offering straight and curved stair lifts as well as a service and response team. Kudos offer a free no obligation survey and quote in your home and have a friendly customer service team to answer any questions you may have.
Telephone: 0203 326 5841
Address: Pod Business Centre, Harris Way, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 7EL
The Ramp People
Ramp specialists offering a range of ramps to make a home fully wheelchair accessible. The Ramp People also provide wheelchair access ramps, and have a very comprehensive online store with FAQs.
Telephone: 01372 478960
Address: Unit C3, Sandown Industrial Park, Mill Lane, Esher, KT10 8BL
Assistive Technology in Surrey
Electronic tools can help elderly people remain living independently and safely in the home for longer. They also bring peace of mind to families concerned about their loved one.
In Surrey, councils work in partnership with Surrey Telecare to provide a Community Alarm and Telecare Service. The service works through an alarm unit in an elderly person’s home. This is connected to a telephone which is linked to a helpline.
When an alarm is raised (through a wearable pendant, or other sensor), the helpline is called automatically, and appropriate assistance is notified.
There is a small weekly charge for the community alarm. Please find your elderly relative’s borough or district council below for contact details and more information:
- Elmbridge Community Alarm Service
- Epsom and Ewell Community Alarm Service
- Guildford Community Alarm Service
- Mole Valley Telecare Service
- Reigate and Banstead (Community Alarm services for Reigate and Banstead residents are provided by Mole Valley Telecare Services)
- Spelthorne Borough Council
- Surrey Heath Community Services
- Tandridge Community Alarm Service
- Waverley Careline Service
- Woking Careline and Telecare Services
Free Surrey Fire & Rescue Service Home Safety Visits
Fire protection and prevention means an elderly person can remain safe and independent. If a person is aged over 60, lives alone, has limited mobility, has a hearing impairment, blind or partially sighted or has a mental health condition, then they are at increased risk and vulnerability to fire.
If your loved one falls into at least one of these categories then we recommend organising a Home Fire Safety Visit.
Surrey Fire and Rescue provide a home visit service to offer personalised advice about fire service. It is free, friendly, available 24/7 and they will even fit free smoke alarms during the visit if necessary. Advice will be offered over:
- Cooking and smoking
- Heaters and heating
- Candles and fireplaces
- Detection systems (smoke and heat alarms)
- Bedtime checks
- What to do if there is a fire
- Extra help and support
Book a Safe and Well Visit
If your elderly relative lives in Surrey you can a Safe and Well visit online. Alternatively you can call Surrey Fire & Rescue Service on 0800 085 0767 or text 07527 182861.