Allied Healthcare statement

Allied Healthcare has advised us that they are under new ownership from 30 November 2018. This means residents who have been receiving services from their valued home care workforce will continue to do so. Find out more by reading our full statement

Mobile meal deliveries for Havering residents - Changes to the Sodexo service

Residents affected by the change-over in mobile meals provider Sodexo can contact the Council for advice and support. Sodexo, which has been delivering meals to residents since 2016, stopped providing meals on Friday, 30 November 2018. A number of residents who have moved to the new provider Aki Catering have been experiencing difficulties. If you’ve been affected and need support, please contact 01708 434656, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. For any emergency situations between 5pm and 9am or over the weekend, please contact our out of hours service on 01708 433999.


There is a wide range of equipment available to make day to day life easier.

Equipment can help with tasks such as:

  • help turning taps
  • cutting food
  • pouring kettles
  • getting up stairs
  • getting out of the bath
  • going to the toilet
  • help remembering what pills to take

For information on walking aids please see our walking aids page

Find out about walking aids

There is also equipment to help in an emergency. For example if someone lives alone and has a fall or if you are concerned about unwanted visitors. This is called Telecare.

Find out about Telecare

If you are not sure what equipment is available or what could help, you can complete the self help guide Ask Sara.

Find out what equipment is available

Below is a map of where you can buy equipment in Havering:

We also have a list of retailers including pharmacies which you can download:

View a list of accredited suppliers

Alternatively you can call us on 01708 432 000

There is also useful advice on buying equipment on the money saving service website.

If you work you can also get help from your employers. Find out more on Gov.UK.

Help with the cost of equipment

If you need help funding equipment from us you will need to have an assessment.

Request an assessment

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