Firstly, we’d like to say how delighted we are to be supporting Wakefield Trinity’s Physical Disability (PD), Learning Disability (LD) and Wheelchair Rugby League sides as the principal sponsor for the 2022 season. At Medequip, we believe wholeheartedly that helping people with empathy, courtesy, dignity, and kindness is vital in providing the appropriate atmosphere for embracing change and promoting inclusivity. Sponsoring what we believe is such an important cause, one that can help make rugby more inclusive is key to achieving a brighter future for all.
Who are Medequip?
Medequip provides Community Equipment Service on behalf of local councils and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across the country, including in Kirklees, North Yorkshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.
Community Equipment Services are when disability aids such as commodes, Riser recliner chairs and Grab rails are provided for your home to support independent living. The service is created to support people recovering from operations and injury, as well as anyone living with a disability.
To access equipment, you will need to have an Occupational Therapy Assessment. You can ask your GP for a referral or to enquire or request an assessment, you can contact the Council’s Social Care Team.
If you know anyone who uses our service and has already benefited from equipment loaned to them that they no longer need, Medequip can arrange a free collection, to recycle and help others in need. Find their local depot on the www.medequip-uk.com website or feel free to return the equipment yourself.
Further Independent Living Support Options
Self-care empowers you to live independently for longer, giving you the confidence to remain in your own home and complete everyday tasks safely.
Manage at Home
For those who would prefer to purchase their own equipment, Medequip’s Online retail store, www.manageathome.co.uk provide a wide range of self-funded mobility and disability options. From tools to help you with your gardening to products created for people with dementia, the Manage at Home website offers a wide variety of daily living aids that could help you or your loved ones manoeuvre the challenges that life brings that bit easier.
Medequip Connect currently provides Telecare services to tens of thousands of people nationwide. To provide reassurance and support to older, disabled or vulnerable people, Connect commits to sourcing and offering the best possible care equipment for your family member, allowing them to remain safely in their own homes.
Medequip Connect helps people to maintain their independence by providing Technology Enabled Care (TEC) and a range of associated equipment that gives people confidence, knowing that assistance is available at any time, 24 hours a day. Their TEC services provide peace of mind to you, your family, and your friends. Visit www.medequip-connect.com to find out more.
For online advice, please visit medequip.livingmadeeasy.org.uk – an online self-assessment tool that in just three easy steps can give you free impartial advice about all types of equipment, to make daily living easier. Simply choose a topic, answer some questions, and get advice personalised to you.
See You There!
Not just as principal sponsors, but as fans of rugby, we’re excited to be coming down and watching the games this season!
As a company, we’ve made a commitment to have a Medequip presence at each match going forward, including inviting some lucky members of staff from local depots to come and visit the games.
Remember to watch out for our logo at future games, because our amazing marketing team are currently making plans to boost our visibility at matches and have some fun with fellow fans!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @MedequipUK where we’ll be reposting all the news from the games and updating you on our plans for future matches!