The centre has equipment useful to disabled people and their carers and provides impartial advice and information as well as help and support.

The centre works to provide the elderly, disabled and carers with impartial advice and information. You can visit the Neville Garratt Centre to receive help and support with living safely and independently in your own home through the use of home adaptations and equipment. The service offers self- assessment, clinic assessment or home assessment, depending upon the issues that are identified.

Your visit to the Neville Garratt Centre

Without an appointment you can:

  • call into the centre to enquire about equipment or adaptations

  • replace small items of equipment if broken
  • collect small items of equipment if appropriate, such as walking aids and toilet frames
  • view and try out equipment like stairlifts and talking alarms
  • get advice on where to buy equipment independently
  • receive independent and impartial advice for free

An appointment will be necessary if:

  • you require assessment by the Occupational Therapy Team to determine what equipment might be suitable
  • you have more complex equipment requirements


For all assessments, you will need to be referred to us either by another professional or have completed a self-assessment form.  These can be obtained from the centre or sent to you through the post.  The form is quite detailed but allows us to issue some equipment without calling you in for an assessment.

Please note that:

  • the duty team is available all day Monday to Friday to answer telephone enquiries
  • a duty Occupational Therapist is available Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 13.00 to answer general enquiries in person and by telephone
  • an Occupational Therapy Assistant is available in clinic every day
  • clinic appointments may be booked with Occupational Therapists or Occupational Therapy Assistants following receipt of your referral

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact:

Independent Living Service:

Telephone: 01902 553666 (option 1)
Fax: 01902 551511


Neville Garratt Centre for Independent Living
City of Wolverhampton Council
Bell Street

Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 16.30
Friday: 08:30 - 16:00