Support Us

There are many ways you can support us. A financial donation is always much appreciated and helps us to continue to host and manage the Disability Equipment Service website.

However, supporting us doesn’t have to mean giving us a monetary donation. You can help by just sharing what we do with your family, friends and colleagues. You can also link with us on Facebook and Twitter and share our work with your social media connections too.

Please see below for more details on how to support us.

We know, from experience, that lots of disability equipment ends up in landfill, in a garage or in the corner of a room and never gets used again. This is often due to not knowing how or where to dispose of such items. we are trying to ensure that all disability equipment is used all the time by people that need it. Our service enables people to be able to buy used equipment, allowing them to remain independent and not have to move in to residential care or require support at home.

We also know that there are times when you need to clear out a home due to the loss of a loved one or when the time has come for someone to move in to residential or nursing care and, as with many other things, you don’t have the time, space or frame of mind to have to deal with this equipment.

We are here to help and can often collect donated equipment promptly. The donated equipment is then cleaned and serviced before being sold with proceeds going towards the hosting and management of the service as well as giving 25% to our chosen assistance dog charity, currently Support Dogs, a charity that provide, train and support assistance dog partnerships for people with autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities.

If you have equipment, large or small, that you would like to donate to us, then please contact us and we’ll see whether we can help.

If you have sold your equipment via our service or just want to support what we’re doing, then you can send us a donation through PayPal Friends and Family (you’ll need a PayPal account to do this).

Just follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account at PayPal.com
  2. Click ‘Send or Receive’
  3. Enter our email address in the ‘Name, Email Address or Mobile Number’ field – team@disabilityequipmentservice.co.uk
  4. Click ‘Next’
  5. Enter the amount you would like to donate in the ‘£’ field
  6. Click on the ‘Paying for an Item or Service ’ button and, on the subsequent page, choose ‘Sending to a Friend or to Family’ button (choosing this option will mean that we don’t pay PayPal fees on your donation)
  7. Add a note (if you wish) and then click ‘Continue’
  8. On the next page, choose what account you would like to make the payment from, this usually defaults to your PayPal balance or you can select one of your linked bank accounts
  9. Click ‘Next’ to go to the summary page
  10. Confirm that all of the details are correct and, once you’re happy, click the ‘Send Money Now’ button to send the payment

If making a donation via PayPal isn’t for you and you would prefer to post us a cheque, then please send us a cheque, made payable to Mr D Smith, to:

Disability Equipment Service Mr D Smith 9 Shire Place Redhill Surrey RH1 6DN

Alternatively, please contact us to discuss other ways of making a donation to the service.

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VIDA Training

Training and Consultancy services specialising in Vision Impairment & Disability Awareness.

VIDA Training provides vision impairment and disability awareness training and consultancy across London and the South East. With over 25 years' combined experience of working in the disability field and living with vision loss, we offer a range of comprehensive training packages and consultancy services tailored to suit you and your organisation's needs. We also offer communication and team building sessions.

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Bringing you the eFOLDi folding Scooter, Winner of British Invention of the Year, and the eFOLDi folding Power Chair.

SunTech UK Ltd is a specialist company that invents, designs and manufactures innovative products.

All created to improve convenience, efficiency, quality, and enjoyment of life by enabling easy mobility.

Their mission is to build an iconic brand for people with reduced mobility symbolising freedom, fashion and fun!

What makes eFOLDi special?

eFOLDi is a folding electric scooter, which merges the durability and range of a mobility vehicle and the cool light weight appeal of an urban transporter.
Not only can eFOLDi be folded to a case, but also can be used as a comfortable chair.
Helping you move around with ease, eFOLDi has multiple features that will make travelling a breeze.
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eFOLDi Scooter

Winner of British Invention of the Year 2016!

Folding magic, which can be transformed from a scooter to a suitcase or a chair in seconds. It’s the most compact, lightweight and versatile urban transporter. Engineered with one sole purpose, to help you get out and about hassle free.

eFOLDi Power Chair

The folding power chair is the newest addition to the eFOLDi family, and it continues following the concept for easy handling, storage and transportation with intelligent design, comfortable setup and user friendly control.

Manual or remote control folding, high strength aluminium frame, user-friendly joystick and many more features make the folding power chair your best choice if you are a more frequent traveller.

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Award winning tour operator for VI people or wheelchair users.

With Seable, your visual or physical impairment no longer means you have to travel accompanied by your family members or carers. As a blind traveller you can simply choose a date and book your holiday - we will take care of the rest. When you travel with us you will receive assistance from the time you reach the destination, to the time you depart. All of our activities are tailored for visually impaired guests and our guides are local to the destinations we visit. They will look after you as a friend, not as a tourist.

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