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Council launches community equipment amnesty

12 May 2022

Cheshire East Council is calling on residents across the borough to return loaned equipment like walking frames, crutches, beds, mattresses and hoists when no longer needed.

The equipment is provided usually following a fall, hospital discharge or other situation, and could be reused by another person in the community in need of support.

Reuse of equipment is more environmentally friendly and helps resources to be invested in other health and social care services.

Cllr Jill RhodesCouncillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council adults and health committee chair, said: "Some of this equipment may only be used when a person is recovering from illness or injury and can end up stored around the home, surplus to requirements. 

“Putting back into circulation items that are no longer needed, means we can continue to provide the vital equipment that people need in the timescales required.”

Anyone with equipment which is no longer needed is invited to call 01606 655560 or email: to arrange collection.

Collections can also be requested using the Ross Care website link.  

The equipment will then be picked up by a Ross Care engineer within five working days, free of charge. Alternatively, it can be dropped off by prior arrangement at: 

Unit 7 Artis Park, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3QE