Our Centre for Independent Living in Carlisle is currently closed. We’re working out how we can reopen safely. We hope to reopen in the next few weeks and will update the website with an opening date when we have one, thanks for your understanding. Please note that we are also unable to accept equipment for recycling, when this situation changes we will update the website.
Tel: 01228 594806
Our Centre for Independent Living in Carlisle stocks a wide range of daily living aids and equipment, which you can buy, or use a prescription to obtain. We can also deliver and fit equipment for a small charge. You can get help and advice from our trained staff, so that you can make the right purchase (we have “trusted assessor” status).
Disability Aids we stock
We have an extensive range of new and used equipment that can help you maintain your independence. Our most popular items are shower stools, trolleys, walkers, wheelchairs and “Kylie” bed pads (washable bed pads).
“I took my 93 year old Mother in Law for a wheelchair. I was able to try the wheelchairs out and the staff were able to demonstrate them, which made my life a lot easier. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff and I would certainly recommend to others. I will definitely be back if I need any more equipment. A big bonus is having disabled parking at the rear of the building” Lisa.
We can also offer confidential advice, guidance and sign posting on continence issuse. We stock “Abena” continence care products, so you can feel reassured that you will get the same products that the NHS continence service provides.
We have a large car park with ample disabled parking at the back of our building, which you are welcome to use if you are visiting the shop. We’re based on St Nicholas St, close to Junction 42 of the M6 and a just a stone’s throw from Scotland. Directions
Disability Aids recycling
Due to the Coronavirus crisis we are unable to accept equipment for recycling, when this situation changes we will update the website.
We refurbish and clean disability aids, so that they can be reused. So far we’ve recycled 10,500 pieces of equipment, which would otherwise go into landfill. Through this project we’ve been able to give disabled people and older people access to affordable disability aids, which can make a huge difference to their quality of life and which might otherwise be unaffordable.
If you have NHS equipment the Cumberland Infirmary now recycles equipment that they have given out. If you have equipment from Carlisle Hospital you can drop it off in the Atrium of the hospital.
If you’d like to recycle some equipment, or find out about our current stock of recycled aids do pop into our shop, or call Phil or Becky on 01228 594806.
Cumbria Centre for Independent Living Tel: 01228 594806 (currently closed)
- Service Manager, Phil Walters: email@example.com
- Becky Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org