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Medequip Add the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to Its Community Equipment Services Contracts

Kingston Council and Medequip Logos

Medequip is pleased to announce that it will be the new provider of the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) for Kingston residents from 1st April 2022. The service will utilise Redbridge Council’s ICES Framework in terms of how the service operates from a commissioned service point of view, with the day-to-day management of the service being led by Kingston Council.

The service supports children and adults who, due to their health or a disability, may need community equipment such as walking frames, hoists, crutches, and minor adaptations to help them live their day-to-day lives to maintain independence and wellbeing. The service underpins the council's priority to help children and adults be as safe, healthy, and independent as possible and to stay engaged with their communities. It also helps reduce pressures on social care and health front line services by hospital admission prevention and supporting discharge.

The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) is jointly funded by Kingston in partnership with NHS Southwest London CCG and the service manages the supply, repair and maintenance of a wide range of health and social care equipment for residents of Kingston.

The Council encourages the residents themselves or family and friends supporting those in need of extra support to contact the Adult Social Care team for details on the support available.”

Kingston Council stated:

"We are committed to supporting Kingston residents to live independently in their own homes by offering individually tailored support to ensure their needs are met. The service gives vital support to residents to remain independent and live at home. It also aids to facilitate safe discharges, preventing admission and support End of Life care."

Medequip is looking forward to collaborating with its new partners and supporting people to live independently for longer.

Medequip also recently confirmed they are the new providers of the BHR (Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge) Integrated Community Equipment Service, which will also begin on 1st April 2022, working directly with health professionals within the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Health and Social Care professionals in Havering and Redbridge.