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Braintree, Essex Service Centre

We are commissioned to provide the Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service (ICELS) for Essex and Partners.

Your local service centre is located in Braintree.

We provide this service on behalf of Essex County Council, Thurrock Council, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Mid & South Essex Integrated Care Board.

Get in touch

Please get in touch in regards to general enquiries, repair/maintenance/technical issues of equipment loaned to you, equipment returns/recycling.

What support is available to help me keep independent?

If you have a disability and/or experience difficulty completing daily tasks, you have a couple of options:

Community Equipment Loan Service

The service provides a range of equipment to help you live independently. This funded by your local Council and NHS, where Medequip provide the equipment on loan and includes delivery and fitting, servicing, collection and recycling.

You may be eligible for specific equipment following an assessment, where health or social care prescribers such as an Occupational Therapist can work with you to find ways of managing tasks, offer advice and potential solutions.

To access equipment and request an assessment, you can ask your GP for a referral or if you are to be discharged from hospital, an assessment can be arranged.

To enquire or request an assessment directly, you can contact your Council's Social Care Team:

Essex County Council resident: call Essex Social Care Direct on 0345 6037630 or email

Thurrock Council resident: call Thurrock First on 01375 511 000 or email

Returning Equipment

If you have already benefited from equipment loaned to you that you no longer need, you can request a free collection so Medequip can recycle and help others in need. Contact us on 0333 034 2048 or email

Alternatively, you can return equipment directly to our service centre.


Self-care empowers you to live independently for longer, giving you the confidence to remain in your own home and complete everyday tasks safely.

With a wide range of equipment choice and Trusted Assessor advice, through local mobility retailers or online, finding equipment that is right for you has never been easier. This can range from food preparation and mobility to dressing and bathing aids.

For online advice, you could use the online self-assessment tool, giving you free impartial advice about all types of equipment, to make daily living easier.

You could also consider Medequip’s online retail store, Manage At Home for a choice of 4000+ products from 100+ leading manufacturers of daily living aids, delivered directly to your home within 3-5 working days. Order your free catalogue here.

VAT relief is also available on many products, giving you financial help if you are disabled or have a chronic illness. To find out more visit VAT Relief.

Care Technology

Medequip Connect help people to maintain their independence by providing personal care alarms and a range of associated care technology equipment that give people the confidence of knowing that assistance is available at any time 24 hours a day. To find out more, visit the Medequip Connect website.

Contact Us

Our friendly Customer Services Team will assist with:

  • General enquires
  • Repair/maintenance/technical issues of equipment loaned to you
  • Equipment returns/recycling
  • Complaints
  • Compliments

Unit 2, Horizon 120 Business Park
Horizon Boulevard
CM77 7AY


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Page last updated: 01/09/2023

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