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Plea issued for the return of mobility equipment

Created on 20/02/2021 @ 09:13
Do you have mobility or other support equipment that you had lent though the county council?

Powys County Council has issued a plea for people in the area to return unused equipment, such as wheelchairs and walking frames.

Hundreds of people borrow community equipment from the county council via its partner NRS Healthcare to help them live independently.
The council is now calling on people who no longer need the equipment to get in touch to arrange collection.
Councillor  Myfanwy Alexander is Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult Social Care. She commented: "We're asking everyone to have a rummage in the shed or the cupboard under the stairs to check if there are any items they  no longer need: you may not need them  but we do."
And her message was echoed by Chris Evans, who is the council's Strategic Commissioning Manager who said: "Some people are understandably reticent about receiving any visits to their home during this pandemic but I'd like to reassure them that our partners NRS are using Covid-secure methods of working, including the wearing of masks and use of sanitizers when they make any deliveries or, indeed, if they need items servicing."
"If you can, please get in touch. We can then either reuse the equipment or recycle the parts, so that we are able to help other people in the community," added Chris.
To arrange collection, please call NRS Healthcare on 0345 123 6350.