Support walking and getting out and about

This service gives support for people over 18 with physical and learning disabilities, including sight and hearing loss. We help to develop independent living skills outside the home and make sure you feel like part of the community.

We will help you learn to use public transport, give mobility training, rehabilitation and help finding your way around. Advice is also available to attend day activities, colleges, libraries and other events.

To help, we need to carry out an assessment. After the assessment, we will identify your needs and discuss the help and support available. There may be some cost but the amount will depend on what services you receive and whether you qualify for financial help. We will support you to do a financial assessment to work out how much you will need to contribute.

DisabledGo

DisabledGo provides information for disabled people, older people and families with young children. It sends trained researchers to each venue listed on their website and uses research developed in consultation with disabled people. They have accurate and detailed information on venues across Enfield, including museums, restaurants, doctors and bars.

For more information, visit DisabledGo.

RADAR National Key Scheme

The National Key Scheme was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be locked to prevent damage and misuse. This scheme helps people with disabilities have independent easy access to locked public toilets. Standard locks are fitted to those toilets in the scheme and people with disabilities can get the key from the Enfield Civic Centre for £3.60.

For more information, contact the team on 020 8379 1000.

Shopmobility

Shopmobility provides manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters for people with mobility problems, whether permanent or temporary, so they can access shops and services. You need to register by providing two forms of identity with your name and address. The first time you use a wheelchair or scooter, you can choose which one you feel most comfortable with, then you will be shown how to operate it.

To book an appointment at Edmonton Green or Enfield Civic Centre, contact them team on 020 8379 1193.

Motability

Motability provides disabled people with safe and affordable cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters. For more information, visit Motability.

London Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-Ride is a free door-to-door service for disabled people who cannot use buses, trains or the tube. For more information, visit Transport for London.

London Taxicard Scheme

The London Taxicard scheme uses designated black cabs and local minicabs at a reduced rate for people who are blind, disabled or who have serious mobility difficulties, and find public transport difficult or impossible.

For more information, download the leaflet (PDF , 195KB)

If you need a wheelchair for a short term loan, we can provide one. You can also get a wheelchair if you are on NHS Enfield's Wheelchair Service waiting list. Short term loans are for up to six weeks.

If you have long-term mobility problems, we will provide equipment after an assessment. There is a range of specially designed equipment to help you move, such as stair rails, grab rails, perching stools, raised toilet seats, bath boards and mobility aids. These are simple aids and are available on prescription after an assessment from an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or district nurse.

After our assessment we will agree your needs and discuss the help available. If you do not qualify, you can buy the equipment directly from suppliers.

AskSARA gives advice on mobility aids, disability aids and daily living equipment. They have a directory of suppliers and can give you advice on how to find and buy equipment. You can also shop for local providers and equipment on the Social Care Marketplace - services in Enfield.

The cost depends on the equipment you need and whether you qualify for financial help. We will support you to do a financial assessment to work out how much you will need to contribute towards the cost. The NHS covers the cost of wheelchairs they supply.

If you already have an occupational therapist working with you, they will be able to advise on what equipment is needed. Alternatively, you can request an assessment, or contact the team on 020 8379 1001.