Independent Living Centre

Please note the Independent Living Centre will be closing on 31st March 2023. This service will no longer be available beyond this date.

Equipment for independent living

Offering a free, impartial service to Island residents, the Centre displays a range of equipment and adaptations for daily living on a try-before-you-buy basis. We do not sell any products but we can give you information about where to purchase them. Independent Living Skills Assessors will spend a short time assessing your needs, either over the phone or face-to-face at the Centre, before taking you through the options that might suit you in our bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen room sets.

Please use our contact form below to request support.

Equipment Demonstrations

For an appointment, please phone us on 01983 685 348 or complete the Contact Us form and we will phone you.

Independent Living Skills Assessment

An Independent Living Skills Assessment can be carried out on line, over the phone or at the centre. Research following an online or telephone assessment will be sent to the client either via email or by post.
A face to face assessment takes around an hour, gives you the opportunity to discuss your needs in detail with an assessor who will then demonstrate relevant equipment for you. Face to face assessments must be pre booked and are carried out on a Monday or Wednesday.

Mobility Assessment Clinic (Blue Badge)

The Independent Living Centre no longer hosts assessments for a disabled person's blue badge. For an application form, contact the Isle of Wight Council on 01983 821000 or visit

Unfortunately, the Independent Living Centre is unable to assist with the application process and do not issue Blue Badges, you will need to contact the Isle of Wight Council for all enquires. However, we do have a variety of Blue Badge Holders available for purchase at the Centre.

Occupational Therapy

OT services provided by NRS are no longer hosted by the Independent Living Centre. If you feel you need to see an OT please call NRS on 01983 215774 and speak to a member of NRS staff.

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