Community Equipment Service
The Kirklees Integrated Community Equipment Service (KICES) is a partnership between Locala Community Partnerships and Kirklees Council. The service provides the following types of equipment:
- Daily living equipment for people with permanent physical and sensory disabilities and/or their carers
- Movement and handling equipment for social services home care staff
- Nursing equipment to enable community nurses to care for patients
- Continuing care equipment for people with health needs
- Joint contingency equipment for people with complex joint health and social care needs
Why you should use the service
Equipment is provided on free loan if eligibility criteria is met following an assessment of need, and equipment is delivered/returned, fitted and maintained free of charge to patients/clients/carers.
How to access the service
Patients/clients/carers are NOT able to refer themselves direct to the Integrated Community Equipment Service, you should contact Gateway to Care to arrange an assessment.
People with permanent physical and/or sensory disabilities and their carers should refer themselves for daily living and/or joint contingency equipment to Gateway to Care.
Gateway to Care
30 Market Street
Tel: 01484 41493
Monday - Tuesday 9am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 11am to 4.30pm
Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to 4.15pm
Assessments are undertaken by social workers, community care officers, occupational therapists or physiotherapists, depending on the complexity of need.
- Kirklees movement and handling advisors and home care teams assess and refer for movement and handling equipment to enable home care staff to safely provide care as part of clients' care plans.
- Community nurses assess and refer for nursing equipment as part of patients' care plans.
- The tissue viability service refers for continuing care equipment following specialist assessments requested by staff at the acute trust or by community nurses.
- Occupational therapists at the acute trust assess and refer for provision of short term loan equipment to support healing following nominated surgical procedures.
Responsibility For Loaned Equipment
- Patients/clients/carers are responsible for the safe custody and care of the equipment on loan to them
- The equipment must be used solely by the patient/client/carer for whom it was assessed
- The equipment must be returned to KICES as soon as it is no longer required so that it can be used again for another person
- Patients/clients/carers are responsible for returning equipment to KICES in a clean/acceptable condition
Contact details for KICES
Unit 1 Ringway Industrial Estate
Tel: 01484 300712
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm