Equipment and Sensory

Wheelchair Service - Cornwall Foundation Trust

The Wheelchair Service supports children with specialist wheelchair needs and adults who require with a standard or specialist wheelchair.

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Disabled Children Social Care has a range of equipment for hire.

There is a small charge per item to cover repairs due to wear and tear, and terms and conditions apply.

You can request equipment on the equipment hire form and send as an attachment to

Changing Places are multi-purpose changing rooms for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their carers.  Changing Places toilets have additional features and more space to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Complete with an electric tracking or mobile hoist, an adjustable changing bench and a centrally-positioned toilet, Changing Places provide adequate space and a safe and clean environment for its users.

They also include:

  • an adult sized changing bench and a tracking hoist system or mobile hoist if this is not possible
  • adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers
  • a centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers
  • a screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy

See the Changing Places Toilet Map for facilities in Cornwall

The award-winning MERU Bugzi is a powered indoor wheelchair for children aged one to six and offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children with disabilities to experience independent mobility, often for the first time in their lives. Bugzi is available to loan free of charge from Cornwall Mobility