Disability

Blue Badge - Disable Parking Permits

The Blue Badge scheme lets people with certain disabilities or terminal illnesses park closer to amenities. The badge holder can be either a driver or a passenger.

A Blue Badge costs £10 and lasts up to 3 years depending on your entitlement.

Website: www.derby.gov.uk/blue-badge

Short Term Wheelchair Hire

As the largest national provider of short-term wheelchairs in the UK, the Red Cross is committed to ensuring that everyone in need of a temporary wheelchair has adequate access to one.

If you, or someone you care for is recovering from a short-term injury or ailment, a wheelchair can make a significant difference to their recovery, mental health and well-being.

Website: www.redcross.org.uk/borrow-a-wheelchair

Mediquip

Medequip provide the community equipment service for Derby City Council and NHS Derby & Derbyshire CCG. As part of this service, Medequip operate a retail store located in the Kings Treatment Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital. You will find the following products are available at the Medequip retail store; bathing, dressing and mobility aids, continence products and a specialist range for dementia support. A trusted assessor will be available and will support you in identifying the right piece of equipment to suit your needs and help you remain independent for longer.

Telephone: 01332 485 185

Medequip Retail Store Location:
Kings Treatment Centre,
Royal Derby Hospital,
Uttoxeter Road,
Derby,
DE22 3NE

Disability Direct

Disability Direct is a charity born from the idea of one man who noticed a need for good reliable information for disabled people in Derby back in 1993. The charity grew quickly securing new funding and grants and is now one of the biggest User led Organisations in the East Midlands.

Telephone: 01332 299449

Website: disabilitydirect.com

Email: info@disabilitydirect.com