Rotherham Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services

4th February 2019

Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service (REWS) is a joint integrated NHS and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). This service provides equipment to meet a health or social care need for people living in Rotherham following an assessment by a suitably qualified professional. The service, delivers, installs, maintains, collects and recycles equipment.

Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service is provided by Medequip assistive Technology in partnership with Ross Care and Blatchford. You can find out more about these providers here:

You can contact the service on:

Telephone: 01709 916889

The service is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. If you have an equipment breakdown that puts your health at risk outside of these hours, please call and you will re-directed to the out-of-hours emergency service.

The service cannot provide equipment without an assessment. If you or someone you know needs help or support please enquire to Single Point of Access Team on 01709 822330 or apply online here: Care Assessment Enquiry

Self-Service Online Advice Tool

Medequip provide an AskSARA online self-service advice tool to help you find solutions to your daily living problems. It is very simple to use. Just choose the topic you wish to complete, respond to the questions and then go to your report. The report contains useful advice written by the Disabled Living Foundation’s team of occupational therapists as well as details of products that might help you. This information is drawn from an impartial database of equipment that aims to include details of every product on the market.

Buying Equipment

If you wish to purchase equipment, Medequip have a small showroom at their service centre. Here you can try out equipment and get advice from a trusted assessor who can support you in identifying the right equipment to suit your needs in remaining independent.

Returning equipment

If you need to return any piece of equipment that has been issued to you through Medequip, please contact Medequip directly on 01709 916889 and they will arrange for the equipment to be collected from you.