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JANUARY 2021  our service is OPEN Monday – Friday for PRE BOOKED appointments

For over 25 years our NHS Occupational Therapy team has been helping people in Devon find equipment solutions to stay active and independent.  We are not a shop, we won’t try to sell you anything, which is why you can trust us to guide you through the solutions to suit you. You can call, email or book an appointment to visit our Occupational Therapy team.

“A very important service. Great to try equipment which has reassured me” ILC visitor Nov2020

Our website is an introduction to our service. 

Go to ‘Equipment Advice’ to find out about gadgets and technology for independence.

See the ‘Before you Buy Guides’ for guidance when you are buying equipment, and see the ‘Local suppliers’ page for lists of Devon mobility equipment shops including an up to date list of equipment shops that are open during lock down 2021

Devon staff can find out about training and resources on ‘Devon professionals’ page.

On our ‘News’ page you can read our equipment reviews of the latest innovations.

We have safety measures in place to ensure your visit to the ILC is safe and comfortable. Give us a call to make...
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We have some great new kit in our Kitchen, including this ‘Souper’ Spoon from Good Grips at NRS  The spoon is bendable so...
Devon Staff- Join our training webinars! Whilst we are unable to deliver our usual face to face training due to measures in place...
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Taking Care Guidance Notes Our Occupational Therapy team welcomes calls for advice from carers at home who have taken on the caring role...

Devon County Council asked us to help to create a self assessment tool for Devon residents to identify equipment to help at home. Most sections of the assessment process will lead back to the information on our Independent Living Centre website. Please do email or phone our Occupational Therapy team for individual advice and information or to arrange an appointment to try the equipment for yourself.

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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. Find out more about equipment training, innovations, news reviews and reference materials.

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I attended the centre for my appointment with my wife and sister-in-law who are carers for me. I was met by the Occupational Therapist who did not rush us, answered all our questions, took time to test me on the walkers until we arrived at the most suitable model. The whole appointment boosted my confidence and will to improve and use new equipment.