Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Independence at Home

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Independence at Home is a charity providing grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.

This financial help enables them to obtain mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items to make an immediate, practical and positive effect on daily life at home.

The charity was founded in October 1965. Since then the grants have improved independence and freedom for over 44,000 people from all parts of the UK. A grant could be towards a powered wheelchair, improving mobility in and around the home and in the local community a riser-recliner chair, to be able to sit comfortably and go from sitting to standing more easily or a wet room, to be able to have a shower independently and safely

Independence at Home's grants vary between £300 and £600 and depend on the item of equipment purchased or building work carried out. The average grant is £350. You can download a copy of our brochure from our website with case histories of some of the people that we have supported.

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Venue/Contact Details
Independence at Home
4th Floor Congress House
14 Lyon Road
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
The office is open between Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.
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